Marine Security Leader Partners with Special Operations Organization to Recover Stolen Children
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced today that it has partnered with Phantom Rescue in its fight against child trafficking. Phantom Rescue is a non-profit organization that provides awareness and deterrence for the prevention of child trafficking, enhanced global networking to stop the underground activities that contribute to human sex trafficking and most importantly, the organization takes direct action to locate, rescue, and return “taken” children to the safety of their loved ones.
“Everyday, 46 children are stolen and forced into sex slavery or labor in the United States. That is 17,000 kids per year in this country alone,” said Jay Keenan, president and CEO of GOST. “We are committed to helping Phantom Rescue in any way we can, from providing equipment, to raising funds and raising awareness. There is no more worthwhile goal than to keep our children safe and we are humbled to be involved with this incredible group of individuals.”
Phantom Rescue is comprised of the Operational Team and the Information, Resources,
and Crisis Planning Center. The Operational Team is an elite group of retired and former U.S. Military Special Operations soldiers from all branches including Army Special Forces, Rangers, SFOD-D (DELTA), Special Operations Aviation, Intelligence, and Navy SEAL’s, as well as professionals from U.S. State Department Embassies and Consulates, the law enforcement community, the FBI, the Federal Cyber Task Force, the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, and the CIA. Each member has unparalleled tactical training with experience in conventional and special operations ranging from humanitarian relief, humanitarian assistance, disaster assistance, crisis management, and combat operations.
Phantom Rescue’s Information, Resources, and Crisis Planning Center provides critical real time data to rescue teams when they are deployed globally and also has responsibility for the management of a twenty-four hour hotline for information on human trafficking and child abduction. Developing analytics on the abductors, buyers and the underground network that facilitates these activities, as well as where and how the next generation of traffickers plan to evade law enforcement, the Crisis Planning Center also monitors trends on targeted areas for abductions and provides awareness and risk mitigation information on key events that attract human trafficking. The Center also is building a depository of missing children data.
“We have been rescuing children since 2007 and now we have elected to come out of the shadows of silence and formally announce Phantom Rescue and our mission,” said Tony Sparks, founder, Phantom Rescue. “Our story began when we took an oath to protect and defend our country. Even though we retired from our careers, we could not set aside that oath. We believe destiny has brought our team together to tackle one of the greatest
injustices known to mankind, the abduction of children. Now, it is our unwavering vision to use our years of specialized training and experience to combat human trafficking and keep our country’s children safe.”
For more information of Phantom Rescue or to support its cause, please visit http://www.phantomrescue.org.
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