Interpol is cooperating with Maritime AI™ company Windward to combat illegal maritime activities. The world’s largest international police organization has teamed up with maritime AI company Windward.

Windward’s Maritime AI will provide intelligence and insights to help identify, track, and prevent criminal activities such as illicit trafficking, human smuggling, and illegal fishing.

The company said Interpol will leverage Windward’s insights to advance investigations of suspicious vessels, activities, and areas of interest worldwide.

Windward’s platform will enhance Interpol’s capacity to detect and disrupt illegal maritime activities, including smuggling, piracy, IUU, human trafficking, and the transportation of illegal goods to create a safer maritime environment which is essential for the smooth flow of global trade.

Ami Daniel, chief executive of Windward, said: “Our oceans are vast and that is often exploited by bad actors to evade authorities. We are honored that Interpol chose Windward’s solution to support their fight against global maritime crime.”

“This is a testament to the excellence of our advanced AI capabilities which will make a significant impact in addressing the critical issue of maritime crime and making the seas safer for global trade,” he added.

“Tackling maritime crime has become a crucial mission for law enforcement agencies and Interpol. We work with local, regional, and international stakeholders to reduce maritime crime globally and improve maritime governance,” said the Coordinator of the Maritime Security Unit of Interpol.

“We welcome the opportunity to leverage Windward’s technological and maritime expertise to bolster our enforcement capabilities and help achieve a safer maritime environment.”

As the company claims, Windward’s Maritime AI platform is powered by advanced machine learning and behavioral analytics models, utilizing billions of data points to provide valuable insights into vessel behaviors, and ownership structures, and predict in real-time which vessels are likely to be involved in illicit activities.