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Live Risk Map launched

Security and risk mapping system RiskMap has added a new live interactive map for viewing and categorising security threats to ships across the world.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}RiskMap automatically analyses news articles each day, assessing the threat posed, classifying the risk and identifying the location. Articles of interest are summarised by selecting the most important information that is relevant to the event.

The risks identified represent issues surrounding security, health and migration, and can include anything from earthquakes to conflict updates.

“This is a real game changer, not only for ship owners and managers, but anyone who deals with the movement of equipment or humans,” said James Morgan, IT developer at RiskMap Intelligence.

“It provides them with one source for getting an instant picture of what’s going on in a particular place. It’s a platform that gives you the intelligence you need to build risk assessments – and that is definitely a game changer.”

Users visiting the website will be greeted with a world map with clickable dots displayed on each country representing the risks or threats in each. Information on the ports and services that are available at those locations is also included.

Countries are allocated a colour on the map that represents how high or low risk it is, with the highest risk counties being displayed in red. Each country has a profile that provides details of its population and a general overview of potential risks in the three main areas of security, health and migration in that particular country.

RiskMap Intelligence, part of The Marshals Group (TMG), has been under development for the last two years.

“A lot of our clients were demanding risk assessments linked to piracy on both the East and West coasts of Africa,” said Mr Morgan.

“We started collecting information and developed an internal system where we stored everything.  But we soon realised its potential, so we decided to set it up as its own brand, under its own company and launch it to the public.”

The website will continue to be developed with additional functions, the company says, including a section for piracy threats and information on marine safety, hospitals, airports and embassies.{/mprestriction}

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