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Samir Madani

Samir Madani

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Samir Madani is the Co-Founder of TankerTrackers.com, a research organization focused on tracking maritime shipments of oil and gas. He began following ship movements as a hobby. Not long after, this pastime was transformed into a fully incorporated commercial enterprise in 2018 when he established TankerTrackers with co-founders Lisa Ward and Breki Tomasson. Madani was also one of the co-creators of the Twitter community #OOTT, the Organization of Oil Trading Tweeters.

TANKERTRACKERS.COM

  • Madani does a lot of imagery analysis of the vessels that move around the world in a very stealthy manner. 
  • Every week, he is discovering new tactics, from just manipulating the AIS beacon data to putting in that extra effort to change the physical appearance of the vessel.
  • He sources more imagery from all over the world to always be ahead of these tankers. 
  • He does forensic analysis of these vessels and does not merely rely on things like AI or machine learning for detecting these vessels.


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