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Protect your business and its reputation with the complete sanctions compliance screening and vessel monitoring solution from Pole Star.
A comprehensive sanctions compliance screening & vessel tracking solution for organisations that have exposures to shipping and cargoes and need to know (and be able to prove) who, what and where they are trading with at all times.
Developed with and for organisations with exposures to shipping and cargoes, Pole Star’s financial crime screening solution automates complex risk management and compliance procedures in an easy-to-use web-based solution.
With near real-time, verifiable tracking of vessels, you can be confident that your organisation can closely monitor the current voyage and any emerging risks.
Tracking vessels can help to alleviate concerns about actual routes taken by vessels versus stated routes. Combining this with comprehensive screening of the vessel will aid your risk management efforts.
Combining AIS and secure Inmarsat satellite vessel tracking data to provide you with accurate, reliable position data, even when the vessel’s AIS transceiver is switched off.
Pole Star’s solution combines the services a client would normally obtain from separate ship data suppliers; sanction screening databases and vessel tracking systems into one easy-to-use web-based system which generates a tamper-resistant audit trail in seconds, as a record of their compliance activity.
Regulatory technologies like Pole Star’s sanctions screening solution for trade finance businesses can help organisations to automate compliance procedures, streamline complex and time consuming procedures and ensure that due diligence and compliance are executed consistently across multiple teams or regions.
Blended tracking technology
Our patent-pending blended tracking technology combines AIS and secure Inmarsat satellite position data to provide you with accurate, reliable vessel tracking, even when the vessel’s AIS transceiver is switched off.
Detection & alerts
The system actively monitors the ship’s movements for key pre-defined events (e.g. approach to high-risk areas) and automatically alerts you via email.
Display sanctioned areas on the map for a near real-time awareness of current or potential risks.
Review a ship’s historical movements for analysis in a single click. Click on a ship to see its historic position track on the map (30 days of trail history).
Advanced reporting engine with queries and filters allows you to download historical data in CSV format for analysis, sharing with colleagues or evidentiary purposes.
Maps and charts
Big, interactive maps with features including: zoom, pan, weather, zones and distance measurement tool. Your choice of map types including street map, hybrid map and satellite map.
“Firms should be aware of any suspicion concerning the sanctions status of a vessel. Sufficient due diligence should be undertaken to identify whether the vessel is owned, controlled or operated by a designated person or entity and to determine whether the vessel is owned in or sails under the flag of a State that has a government programme that is subject to sanctions. This due diligence effort should also help to identify whether a vessel has previously been involved in activities that indicate non-compliance with sanctions. It should also flag whether the activities of a vessel that utilizes its services are suspicious.”
"It is also a good practice for banks to find out the recent voyage history of the vessel. If the vessel had docked at embargoed countries during its previous voyages, it could be a trigger for banks to conduct further checks as the transaction could involve dealings with sanctioned entities or embargoed goods.”
“Pole Star’s PurpleTRAC solution offers many features for SOCAR Trading, including the ability to screen vessels on-demand against a wide variety of lists and risks. It offers the ability to track the ships (even when their AIS transceivers are switched off) as well as secure, auditable, downloadable records of SOCAR Trading’s due diligence activities.”
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During the voyage, Pole Star’s vessel tracking service tracks the ships in near real time using AIS position data Inmarsat secure satellite tracking technology. This means that, even when the AIS transceiver is switched off, you have reliable, verifiable vessel tracking information.
Integrate existing Inmarsat-C equipment from Thrane & Thrane, JRC, Furuno and more.
Regular AIS vessel monitoring
Manage regulatory and reputational risk and solve your financial crime compliance challenges with Pole Star.