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“You and your team provide over the horizon domain awareness which give us the ability to identify potential threats well before the vessels come close to US waters. Thank you once again for helping us secure the port of Boston.”

USCG Sector Boston

Intuitive Understanding of Events

To be of any use intelligence must be timely, accurate and in a form that is easily read, understood and is actionable. That’s what we provide.

Colossal’s 24/7 operations centre is supported by intelligence specialists with access to industry advisors, regional contacts and deployed teams who have an intuitive grasp of what’s going on. Our intent is to fuse these sources in order to produce the intelligence based forecasting you need to operate safely, save time, and mitigate risk to your personnel and property.

What we can provide

  • Vessel tracking
  • Daily/ weekly/ monthly intelligence reports
  • VIP personnel tracking
  • Individual vehicle monitoring systems to ensure safe transportation
  • Incident reports and investigations
  • Country risk profiles

Incident Reports

These are near real time reports of pirate and other criminal incidents which have taken place within the area of operations. They will include a brief description of what has happened, where and when it took place and any imagery which is available of the vessels involved. The important aspect will be an assessment of any changes the incident may have made to the threat environment and the implications for commercial maritime operations. Where appropriate the report will contain some advice on courses of action which may be adopted to mitigate the changed risk.

Report Example:

INCIDENT: Sighting of Pirate Action Group (PAG)

DTG: 0532 UTC 04 Jan 2011

Position: 12 10N 043 43E

Location: Gulf of Aden

Source Confidence Level: High

Commentary: A Pirate Action Group (PAG) comprising of a Mother Ship and two skiffs have been sighted in the Gulf of Aden 80 NM south west of Aden, Yemen. The Mother Ships identity is unknown, but the previously hijacked Taiwanese Fishing Vessel Shiuh Fu No. 1 has been recently reported in this area and is a strong contender.

Recommendation: All vessels are recommended while navigating within 100nm of the reported position to operate at a heightened state of readiness, maintaining strict 24 hour anti-piracy visual and radar watches.

Actively implement recommended anti-piracy measures and regularly report position/course/speed to UKMTO, MSC HoA.

Reports and Forecasting

1. DAILY REPORTS

This is a comprehensive round up of pirate and other criminal maritime activity which has taken place over the last 24 hours and a forecast of what this means in term of risk over the next 24 hrs. Like the incident report the usefulness of this product is in identifying the implications for commercial operations in the immediate near term, and what a client may be able to do in order to mitigate any emergent threat.

Report Example:

The Daily Report and Forecast will be compiled using the following format:

Daily Report and Forecast

Date:

Summary of Incidents:

Environmental Conditions and Influence on Operations:

Threat Assessment for the next 24 Hrs:

Recommendations:

 

2. WEEKLY REPORTS
This is a generally longer report in which Colossal analysts are able to review activity which has taken place in the previous week and identify discernable trends in pirate operations. It will incorporate commentary on any relevant geo-political factors in the area of operation and using forecast environmental data make an informed assessment of the threat for the next week.

Example Report:

The Weekly Report and Forecast will be compliled using the following format:

Weekly Report and Forecast

Date:

Summary of Incidents:

Analysis of Trends and Operational Patterns:

Threat Assessment for the next week:

Recommendations:

Fleet Tracking

A Fully Managed fleet tracking and reporting system:

  • Fully managed service
  • Utilises the Vessel’s existing Inmarsat C terminal
  • Nothing to be installed on-board
  • Reporting monitored 24 x 7
  • Reports include Longitude, Latitude, Course, Speed, Date and Time
  • Vessel positions displayed on PSC Google Maps and/or Google Earth

 

Option 1. View on Web Track

The Web Track provides an overview of all the vessels under your control and is accessed via a secure web login.

Features Include:

  • Secure Login to Web portal
  • View current position of ship or entire fleet on map
  • View historical position report & track by date range
  • Export a vessel’s historical position reports to Excel
  • Log on the Web Portal to see overview of all the vessels and the Date & Time of the last report received.

 

Web Track Cont.

From the login page select the vessels name to view current position and tracking for the last 24 hours.

On the map display click on the vessel icon to view the current position, speed and course.

Historical information is also displayed which can be exported to excel for record keeping purposes.

 

Option 2. Google Earth

In addition vessel tracking reports can also be displayed in Google Earth.

Google Earth provides additional features:

  • Vessels positions automatically updated and refreshed on the display
  • Options to add place marks and points of interest
  • Create Zones
  • Add overlay displays from third parties
  • Calculate distances in Nautical Miles
  • Easy to set up
  • Adding routes and waypoints
  • In the bookmarks simply tick the vessel/s to be displayed. The ships position reports will automatically refresh typically every 5-10 minutes.

Country and Port Risk Reports

Coming soon

VIP Personnel Tracking

Colossal’s uses a smart app that provides a tracking and panic alarm capability through employees’ iPhone/Android/BlackBerry handsets. The application communicates encrypted positional information and alerts to the operations platform web software enabling security managers to quickly identify the exact location and status of employees.
Features will include:

  • TRACKING: The app can be installed and update an employee’s position at predefined intervals. The employee has the option to change the reporting rate from 1 minute – 24 hours using the app.
  • ENCRYPTION: All locational data and messages sent from the app is bit encrypted, using the highest commercial encryption available.
  • PANIC ALARM: This will activate the alarm on the operations monitoring platform when pressed, also triggering SMS and email alert notifications to staff. The app will report at 15-second intervals when in Panic Alarm mode. The app is interchangeable between employees to reduce costs for rotating employees.
  • 2-WAY TEXT MESSAGING: Between the operations platform and app. Ops Room can ‘broadcast’ security updates from the operations platform to all users. Panic alarm and messaging will work, even if tracking is switched off.
  • CHECK-IN: Staff can send one-off Check-in position report, with text message.
  • POLL: If the app’s tracking mode is switched off, the Monitoring Center can still send a ‘Poll’ command. This commands the app to send back its current position that can be useful to locate an employee’s current location in an emergency.
  • REMOTE SETTINGS LOCK: All settings can be remotely locked from the operations platform so the client can standardise a workforce’s security tracking.

In addition to this service employees can be provided with a tracking unit with all the above features. The advantages of this type of tracking system is:

  • Extremely Durable
  • Battery Life - is dramatically improved due to the only features of the unit being as listed above without other phone use.
  • No liability on personal property
  • Logistics – Can remain in place in the country of origin as no requirement outside the tracking area.
  • Speeding Alarm – the ECHO will send a speeding alarm if the vehicle exceeds a certain speed threshold when reporting.
  • Low Profile – At 108mm height (152mm with antenna) and only 150g, the ECHO is small enough to be clipped to an Employee’s belt, or kept in their pocket or bag.
  • Iridium Satellite Based – The ECHO reports via the Iridium Satellite network, allowing the device to update its position from anywhere in the world, no matter how remote the region.
Vehicle Tracking

Colossal offer a fleet management system using Integrated Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS).
These systems can be hard wired in to permanent fleets for remote monitoring not just for security purposes but also as a quality assurance process. The system will use either local GPRS networks or the global Inmarsat satellite network to send back reports at a rate of your choice on a range of areas such as:

  • Comprehensive oversight of vehicle locations and security status
  • Speeding violations
  • Harsh braking
  • Rapid acceleration
  • Over revving
  • Driving hours
  • Excessive idling and ignition
  • Seatbelt and headlight usage can be monitored
  • Individual drivers can be identified
  • Fuel consumption can be monitored
  • The optional panic button can trigger an SOS alert

The Benefits of this product can be to:

  • Real time reporting of fleet tracking
  • Streamline management systems and produced effective KPI’s
  • Security of all your fleet with real time monitoring
  • Identifying problems before they escalate
  • Training and lessons learned tool
  • Coverage in remote locations
Incident Reports

The correct response to any incident is vital to ensure correct liability, identify improvement areas, training, reputation protection and to ensure a situation does not develop further into a crisis.

Colossal can provide expert analysis from a former police or military investigation background, to ensure the correct data is collected and a comprehensive report complied which may be used for liability purposes in the future. A timely response to an incident is essential to:

  • Capture data whilst its fresh in the minds of witness’
  • Reputation protection
  • Business continuity
  • Quality improvements
  • Root cause analysis
  • Future training
  • Legislative purposes
Country Risk Profiles

Today’s ever changing globalisation, forces business to operate in some of the more austere places on the globe in pursuit of expansion and profit margins. The fear of the unknown is completely natural and rational response when considering new ventures.

Colossal aims to provide companies and individuals a full comprehensive country risk profile that will outline and identify potential problem areas for the investor. Each report shall analysis demographics, geographic and the security situation. Recent events, threat ratings and advisorys will be included within the report so there is a deeper understanding of the country your preparing to operate within.

Continuous Updates

In addition to the initial country profile, Colossal can provide daily, weekly and monthly security analysis reports. These reports can be bespoke to each individual client if there is a specific area of interest.

The reports provide in depth analysis into the country’s continuing stability using reputable information sources. The reports will:

  • Provide visual data analysis of incidents
  • Identify trends and problem areas
  • Included dynamic risk ratings
  • Local business headline
  • Country financial and political stability information
  • Break down the country into regions to develop heat maps
  • Identify any restrictions or up coming public holidays
  • Provide analytically estimated forecasts to help with planning

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