UNOSAT Releases 3D Map of Piracy Incidents in the Gulf of Aden for 2008

by OldSailor on November 28, 2008


unosat UNOSAT has released an amazing 3D map of piracy incidents in the Gulf of Aden for 2008 (as on November 21). Incidents that have occurred within 5 km of the Maritime Security Patrol Area (MSPA) following implementation on August 26, 2008 are shown in the map.

Three types of piracy incidents are shown in the map:

  • ‘ Hijacking ‘ where pirates have taken control of a ship.
  • ‘ Attempted Hijacking ‘ where pirates have deployed weapons and attempted to board a vessel but failed.
  • ‘ Suspicious Approach ‘ where a vessel has followed or chased another ship.

Note: a number of reported ‘ Suspicious Approach ‘ incidents may represent accidental vessel approaches misperceived as a pirate threat. This is an initial assessment and has not been independently verified.

Click the map below to have a clear view.


Here you can download the 3.1 MB map as pdf document.

For more details, log on to UNOSAT.

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