INTERPOL to use Windward AI system to support maritime security

INTERPOL, The International Criminal Police Organisation, has agreed a deal with maritime AI company Windward for the provision of data and intelligence services to help to create a more secure maritime environment.

The data supplied will be used to help identify, track, and prevent criminal activities such as illicit trafficking, human smuggling, and illegal fishing.

“Tackling maritime crime has become a crucial mission for law enforcement agencies and INTERPOL. We work with local, regional, and international stakeholders to reduce maritime crime globally and improve maritime governance,” said Hasan Khajah, Coordinator of the Maritime Security Unit of INTERPOL.

“We welcome the opportunity to leverage Windward’s technological and maritime expertise to bolster our enforcement capabilities and help achieve a safer maritime environment.”

Windward’s Maritime AI platform is powered by machine learning and behavioural analytics models, utilising billions of data points to provide insights into vessel behaviours and ownership structures, predicting in real-time which vessels are likely to be involved in illicit activities.

“Our oceans are vast and that is often exploited by bad actors to evade authorities. We are honoured that INTERPOL chose Windward’s solution to support their fight against global maritime crime,” said Ami Daniel, CEO of Windward.

“This is a testament to the excellence of our advanced AI capabilities which will make a significant impact in addressing the critical issue of maritime crime and making the seas safer for global trade.”

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