Ship detection with satellite imagery in the commercial space is primarily focused towards resolving issues pertaining to the environment, commerce, and national security. Due to the possibility of the presence of thick cloud cover over oceanic landscapes and the requirement of day-night monitoring of marine traffic synthetic aperture radar (SAR) systems have been adopted for the purpose of surveillance. Performance of such systems has been commendable over the past decades with high-resolution wide-swath systems orbiting the Earth providing high spatial & temporal coverage. The problem of detecting ships is looked at either from a target/object detection perspective or by observing anomalies over the undulating waters, like smooth morphological trails resembling the wake of the ship. Over several decades, ship detection with SAR was constrained by the availability of single-channel datasets that provided limited partial insights into the polarimetric scattering behaviour of the target.