Tag: maritime security

Chattanooga Data Center Tracks Coronavirus for Global Clients at Sea

Chattanooga is the nerve center for a company tracking the coronavirus and its effects on the paths and plans of ships at sea. “It’s changing on a minute-by-minute basis, and we’re really working to try to stay updated specifically for data that would affect maritime traffic,” said Corey Ranslem, the CEO of International Maritime Security Associates. […]

Tracking COVID19 through ARMS

International Maritime Security Associates is now providing live tracking of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) through their ARMS shipboard platform.  Mariners at sea can access live information on the concentration of the disease, the closures (port and other) related to the disease and any quarantine information for vessels/crew anywhere in the world.  The platform updates every 10 […]

COVID-19 and the Maritime Industry

Exposure…A Potential Security Risk to VesselsBy Corey D. Ranslem (This article originally appeared in The Triton nautical newspaper: https://www.the-triton.com/) It isn’t typical for a security columnist to write about a virus or disease outbreak.  However, this column is called [email protected], so understanding the basics of the novel coronavirus outbreak is important to the overall safety […]

“Swim Buddy” Keeps Crew Safe

Secure at Sea: ‘Swim buddy’ keeps crew safe By Corey D. Ranslem(article originally appeared in The Triton Newspaper: https://www.the-triton.com/2020/02/secure-at-sea-swim-buddy-keeps-crew-safe/ ) “Swim buddy” is a term that still rattles around in my brain. It was a term we used a lot while I was in the U.S. Coast Guard, especially on the law enforcement teams. Whenever […]

AIS Fraught with Vulnerabilities

AIS Fraught with Vulnerabilities  by Corey D. Ranslem (article originally appeared in The Triton newspaper: (https://www.the-triton.com/2020/01/secure-at-sea-ais-fraught-with-vulnerabilities/ ) AIS, or automatic identification system, has been around for about 20 years. The International Maritime Organization required the first AIS systems back in 2002 on certain types of vessels in critical areas of the world as an update to […]

UTC’s SimCenter helping IMSA advance technology through RevV program grant

Networks, connections and introductions do really matter as any successful entrepreneur knows. That’s certainly the case with a new project underway in Chattanooga, thanks to an introduction that one spouse made for another. Tony Skjellum, Director of the SimCenter at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC), was introduced months ago to Corey Ranslem, Chief […]

IMSA and Bluewater Partner to Launch ARMS Software

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY ASSOCIATES (IMSA) TO LAUNCH THE AWARD-WINNING ARMS SOFTWARE PLATFORM AT FLIBS 2018  IMSA teams up with industry leader Bluewater Superyacht Bridge Services to Provide Ground Breaking Software Platform to the Large Yacht Industry. (https://youtu.be/6cEV8dSjEvQ)  Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Risks and threats facing the maritime industry continue to evolve around […]

Secure at Sea: Yachts Tempt Thieves, Especially in South Florida

Yachts Tempt Thieves, Especially in South Florida By Corey D. Ranslem **This article originally appeared in The Triton Nautical newspaper in October of 2018 (https://www.the-triton.com/2018/10/secure-at-sea-yachts-tempt-thieves-especially-in-south-florida/). That’s usually the response you get when you hear about the theft of a yacht. Yachts are tempting targets for thieves.  Florida, and particularly South Florida, continues to hold the […]