During a transit, it is a requirement of the UKMTO (United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations) that situation reports (sitreps) are made available every 4 hours. Therefore it is the responsibility of a PMSC (Private Maritime Security Company) to ensure they have procedures in place to enable their operatives to complete a sitrep every 4 hours throughout the entire duration of a transit.
Although this is a strict standard that has to be adhered to, there is currently no template or guidance on best practice for completion and usually operators fill out the forms manually and then individually send them via e-mail to the associated head office. In such a fast moving market, this antiquated method turns a vital task in to a complex and often challenging business procedure.
Black Pearl have identified a gap in the marketplace and have invested in their technology by creating an online security sitrep solution, which provides the following key features: