IHS Safety at Sea Awards 2013

Dryad Maritime Intelligence announces that it has been short-listed in the Management/Operations Category for their Fleet Security Management service in this years’ IHS Safety at Sea Awards.

Dryad Maritime Intelligence Short-listed in IHS Safety at Sea Awards 2013

Today, Dryad Maritime Intelligence announces that it has been short-listed in the Management/Operations Category for their Fleet Security Management service in this years’ IHS Safety at Sea Awards. The awards recognise innovation and excellence while paying tribute to outstanding contributions made to the maritime safety industry. In this their seventh year, the awards celebrate the role that safety managers and manufacturers play in saving and protecting lives at sea across the international maritime safety market.

Graeme Gibbon Brooks, Managing Director, Dryad Maritime Intelligence:

“We are delighted that our Fleet Security Management (FSM) service is short-listed for this prestigious award in an exceptionally competitive category. Our service, developed by Dryad’s team of experts, is designed to significantly reduce risk at sea while identifying and realising cost and carbon saving on behalf of users through route optimisation, comprehensive safety monitoring and security contract negotiation. We continue to invest heavily in our people and we are committed to meeting the changing needs of our customers. Of paramount importance is ensuring the Safety of Life At Sea and through this commitment we are able to help support and develop innovative technology to improve safety within the maritime industry.”

Dryad’s Fleet Security Management service is predominantly managed by former Royal Navy operations specialists with over 400 years collective service. This ensures the delivery of a level of service with unrivalled understanding and support, based upon real-time experience of operating in high risk areas. This experience is combined with in-house developed analytical techniques, technology systems and data from open, privileged and technical sources.

This optimal combination enables Dryad to provide ‘fit for purpose’ risk mitigation which determines threat geographically, historically and environmentally. Continual monitoring of a vessel’s passage allows Dryad to detect new security threats relevant to that voyage and alert crews and operators against them. In recent years this has mainly involved denying pirates the opportunity to target Dryad clients but the service includes all security threats including terrorism, robbery at anchor and general area disruption.

Aside from providing a service which significantly mitigates the risk to seafarers, Dryad’s FSM also significantly reduces the cost and administrative burden for Charterers and Owners by negotiating security contracts on the behalf of Owners and securing significant cost reductions by utilising the select pool of Dryad-authenticated security providers.

From market-leading, intelligence led-risk assessments to the provision of armed guards and the oversight of 24/7 vessel monitoring, FSM provides the complete package for the shipping industry, taking away the pain and delivering complete peace of mind for all those who use it.

Judged by an independent panel, the winners in each category will be announced at the seventh annual Safety ay Sea Awards Ceremony Dinner on board the historic ship, HMS Belfast in London on 13th June 2013.

The guest of honour at the awards ceremony in June, Tom Boardley, Chairman of IACS and Marine Director for Lloyds Register will present the shortlisted entrants with certificates, and the winners in each category with a trophy.


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