The attack by pirates on the Dutch cargo ship FWP Radipe off the coast of Nigeria has caused a spike in searches looking at that area as both maritime specialists and the general public take a look for themselves at what is going on. Whilst reviewing the movements of a ‘vessel of interest’ can yield valuable insights, of equal importance for many professionals is the review and understanding of the other vessels in the area; who they are, their reactions to the target vessel and subsequent movements over any given time period. BOD can deliver this information instantly and in a compelling visual format via its Complex Query function.
In the case of a hijacking, this information can be used by government agencies to identify and so deter other vessels from getting too close to the victim vessel. For everyone else, it gives them a real-time view of events as they unfold.
For more information, see FAQ – How do I set up a Complex Query?