Open Ocean has been developed to provide an integrated response to the needs of the shipping industry faced with the ever growing problem of having to ensure the security of their crews and ships. Open Ocean is not merely about putting armed teams on ships; rather, it is about stepping back and taking a long-term and strategic view of what it is that individual ship-owners and operators need in order to allow them to carry on their business without interference by unlawful gangs at sea.
By addressing the problem as a complete system, Open Ocean brings efficiencies, economies and effective measures to bear down on the problem of piracy. In doing so, Open Ocean frees up shipping operators to do the job which they are so good at namely to move vessels and cargo around the world in response to customer’s requirements.
Open Ocean is, above all, an intelligence led operation which views the use of armed teams as a weapon of last resort-albeit a very necessary fallback option in many cases. Open Ocean allows customers to choose from a range of services from intelligence and routing advice, ship surveys and hardening, through to the deployment of some of the most highly regulated maritime security teams in the industry.
Backed by the Chenega Corporation with its significant financial and technical capabilities, and led by Chenega Federal UK Ltd, Open Ocean is the logical choice for large and small operators looking for a serious contracting partner able to provide the highest standards of service but also able to support operational capabilities with technical developments in the areas of communications and surveillance.
The Open Ocean team consists of a number of companies all dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of operation. Principal amongst these is Dryad Maritime Intelligence Ltd, who provide the very highest quality maritime intelligence products and whose operational ethos is an excellent fit for Open Ocean.