Annual Report

Out now: the State of Maritime Security 2022/2023

In this report we have brought together experts from around the world to provide a unique perspective and insight on global events and the implications for the shipping industry, both now and in the future. 

Download Now

Maritime Risk Intelligence 

Separated by Sea, United by ARMS

Connected Real-Time Risk Intelligence

Your trusted risk partner 24/7/365 delivering the right information at the right time and driving next generation solutions.



Connected maritime security for the 21st century. Ultra low bandwidth technology serving vessels at sea and operators ashore with real-time maritime domain awareness and maritime cyber security.

Transit Risk

Triton Scout TRA crop2-1

Vessel specific and independent risk intelligence analysis of risk profile to guide your operational decision making. Protect People, Profits and your Assets.

Risk Advisory

arms icon trusted consultant

Risk experts helping professionals. Risk advisory services, special projects, expert witness, due diligence, intelligence reporting.

Dryad Global Annual Report 2022/2023


In our "Annual Report 2022/2023: The State of Maritime Security" you'll find the latest intelligence on analysis on the Gulf of Mexico, Libya, Ukraine, South East Asia, West Africa and the Indian Ocean and you'll hear from leading industry experts including the IMO's Frederick Kenney. 


Dryad Global Annual Report 2022 2023 cover





Your Trusted Maritime Risk Partner

Working with you to enhance and simplify security decision processes



Maximise Performance | Understand and Reduce Risk



Driving Change:

Maritime Risk Technology Solutions 

DG ARMS square (10)

ARMS Fleet Manager

Fleet management system, risk management, vessel monitoring system and real time intelligence for shore based operators.

DG ARMS square (11)

ARMS Shipboard

Real time and ultra-low bandwidth connectivity marine fleet management software.

DG ARMS square (12)

ARMS Cyber

Maritime cyber security, cyber assurance and cybersecurity threat monitoring for vessels and shore based facilities.

Automated Risk Management Solutions


Real-Time Maritime Domain Awareness for Risk Managers and Crew


ARMS Fleet ManagerTM 

ARMS ShipboardTM 



HubSpot Video


Notification Bell


Notification menus for Flag State, Class Society, Company, and Government Agencies.



24/7 intelligence through Dryad Global's exclusive, state of the art intelligence hub. Latest analysis of port, maritime and crew-transfer country risks.




Create and track fleets; access latest security analysis, receive alerts, display critical information and communicate directly with crews (with connected ARMSTM system )



Create vessel specific procedures to align with regulatory agencies, company protocols and insurance requirements.

arms icon network


Complete connected awareness allows crew, owners, and management to see information at the same time.

fleet tracking icon


SAT and terrestrial AIS tracking for your nominated fleets.  With ARMS SB also get tracking of your assets independent of AIS

ARMS bandwidth icon

Bandwidth Connection

ARMS Sb stays connected with ultra-low bandwidth usage for fast upload and low cost.

arms cyber audit logo

Cyber Security

Cyber Security Audit and assurance and Threat Monitoring on vessels and ashore. 


The Sectors We Support










Making Waves


Experts In Maritime
Risk And Global Security


Submit A Service Request HERE

Piracy, Maritime Security and Migrant Movement

Maritime issues happen quickly. Whether it is a high risk piracy attack, migrant movements, attempted boardings, etc. Without ARMS, vessels don’t have the critical information to make decisions to keep their voyage safe.

Ship Razor Wire

Civil Issues Affecting Port, Canals, and Waterways

Civil issues affect port and waterway operations on a daily basis. Strikes, civil unrest, riots and work stoppages all cost port and maritime operations substantial expense each year. ARMS provides the most up to date information to ensure you have the critical information to make better decisions improving your operations, protecting your assets and reducing your costs.

Civil Unrest

Worldwide Disease Outbreaks and Health Epidemics

Major disease outbreaks and health epidemics continue to cause issues to vessel operations. ARMS is the only shipboard based platform providing real-time updates on all of the COVID-19 related closures, quarantines, delays and restrictions. Exposure to medical related issues adds additional costs through mitigation but also negative publicity. The ARMS platform provides a single source for specific or geographic health issues and epidemics worldwide.

Disease Outbreak

Major Weather Events

ARMS provides weather information for major worldwide weather issues so you can stay informed about how these events could affect your shipboard operations and route planning. IMSA has an exclusive partnership with WRI (Weather Routing Inc.) for their proprietary weather alerts which automatically populate into the ARMS platform. ARMS also gathers additional weather data from government sources around the world for all of our weather related alerts. Dryad Global clients can reach out directly to WRI for customised weather routing forecasts.


Cyber Security

Many governments identify cyber issues as the number one threat facing companies around the world. The maritime sector is extremely vulnerable and has suffered several attacks and attempted attacks in recent history. ARMS provides users with worldwide alerts on cyber threats and issues.

web-Maritime-executive MarineLog_Logo-1024x188 the-washington-post the-week web-aljazeera BBC-News-World-Service-Logo National-Oceanographic-Centre SAFETY4SEA-Logo-NEW-1-2 gCaptain_Logo National-Oceanographic-Centre-1 marine-link-logo salt-branding-logo-design-IHS-Markit Le_Figaro_logo.svg_ lloyds-list-logo-100x100 SplashlogoArtboard-2_8 market-watch Energy-Voice-SUBSEA-LOGO web-aljazeera-1

Our voice is heard all over the globe. Join the conversation and subscribe to our highly acclaimed Channel16 


Transit and port-of-call Security assessments

Expert analysis of security environments – recommendations tailored to your objectives


and Independent

we report it as we see it with no vested interests in exaggerating risks


Global Country
Security Index

we cover the globe’s hotspots.  We report where you operate


More than
Due Diligence

we guide commercial decisions with actionable reporting and recommendations beyond ISPS and BMP5

Expert analysis


access our team of experts with decades of experience in intelligence and operations throughout the world

Security Brokerage


armed guards and SEVs-  we understand the market

4 min read
Uncharted Waters: AI's Impact on Maritime & Shipping

Out now: Navigating the Future: Opportunities of A.I. Based Solutions. Watch the full seminar from Dryad Global and...

6 min read
India planning a 175-ship Navy fleet to counter China in Indian Ocean: Report

The Navy currently has 132 warships, combined with 143 aircraft and 130 choppers. Indian Navy's indigenously built...

6 min read
Philippines Condemns China’s ‘Floating Barrier’ in South China Sea

The Philippines on Sunday [17th] accused China’s coast guard of installing a “floating barrier” in a disputed area of...

17 min read
Iran’s Oil Smuggling, Sanctions, and Ongoing Tensions: A Deep Dive

In the face of international sanctions, the Iranian regime has persistently engaged in oil smuggling, navigating a...

5 min read
Dryad Global's CEO Corey Ranslem Speaks at The 5th Super Yacht Europe 2023

We're delighted to announce that Dryad Global's CEO, Corey Ranslem, will be speaking at the 5th Super Yacht Europe 2023...

25 min read
How a burnt out, abandoned ship reveals the secrets of a shadow tanker network

The number of vessels transporting sanctioned oil is booming and the consequences can be felt across the world – from...

What Our Customers Say

A premium product that does exactly what I need it to - help me make security decisions when the pressure is on.
I was able to make a trade when others wouldn’t because I felt confident that port access was possible when the rumours were to the contrary.
The armed guard concierge service is excellent - I get access to a fully vetted pool of security providers and the costs were so much more reasonable than I was getting before.
Putting a case together to convince or owners that we can operate safely in West Africa was not easy, but having the quality badge of Dryad Global behind us with the first class reporting made it possible.