Tuesday 24 May 2022 06:07 AM U.S. and Pacific allies take on 'dark shipping' using tracking technology trends now
The U.S. and three Pacific allies who make up the Quad announced a new policy Tuesday to crack down on 'dark shipping' that can undermine sanctions or illegal depletion of fisheries.
The new effort relies on 'real-time, integrated' technology to achieve what policy gurus are calling 'maritime domain awareness'
It amounts to a commitment to boost monitoring of the vast Indo-Pacific, where far-flung nations often have no idea what is onboard foreign-flagged ships traversing their waters.
It also didn't mention sanctions on Russia – although President Joe Biden tore into Moscow for its war in Ukraine, which he said was meant to 'extinguish' Ukrainian culture, as evidenced by attacks on schools, churches, and cultural