In-Q-Tel has become a majority partner with shipbuilding and chartering firm I.M. Skaugen in Harrison Udall and Skaugen Holdings, LLC. The partnership will combine intelligence technology with maritime access to support government defense, logistics and nation building initiatives. It will be headquartered in Manama, Bahrain and look to tap a blue sea market “currently free of competitors, ” according to a press release.
The press release said the partnership will be the sole provider of an onboard surveillance hub with overarching interface between computer systems, communications, radar and other data sources that can generate a “comprehensive database detailing every word, action and observation made by man or machine on board their vessels.”
I.M. Skaugen manages over 142 ships worldwide, charters petrochemical vessels and provides ship building, crew management and other services.