10 Types of Somali Pirate Attacks and Hijackings Explained by UNOSAT

by OldSailor on January 20, 2009

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UNOSAT map explains ‘Reported Incidents of Somali Pirate Attacks and Hijackings in the Gulf of Aden for 2008′ in 10 different categories with attractive signs.

They are:

1. Hijacking: where pirates have taken control of ships

hijacking

2. Attempted but Failed Hijacking: where pirates have deployed weapons and attempted to board a vessel but failed

hijacking_failed

3. Suspicious Approach: where a vessel has followed or chased another ship

suspicious_approach

4. Pirates Captured

Pirates_captured

5. Pirates Released: where captured pirates were released

pirates_released

6. Pirate Land Base: where pirates concentrate ashore

Pirate_land_base

7. Satellite Detected Hijacked Vessel: the location of hijacked vessel identified in satellite imagery

satellite_detected_hijacked_vessel

8. Crew kidnapped and Vessel abandoned

vessel_abandoned

9. Hijacked Ship Sunk: hijacked vessels accidentally destroyed by international maritime forces

hijacked_vessel_destroyed

10a. Military strike on pirates at sea: where a foreign military power has deployed weapons against pirate vessels

military_strike_at_sea_pirates

10b. Military Strike Against Pirates on land: or their associated resources on land

military_strike_onland_pirates

Source: UNOSAT Maps.

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