UNOSAT Releases Spatial Analysis Map of Somali Pirate Activity in 2009

by OldSailor on May 5, 2009

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UNOSAT UNOSAT has released a detailed spatial analysis of the Somali pirate activity in 2009, focusing on

  • changes in attack locations within the Gulf of Aden.
  • changes in the attack success rate by month.
  • the unprecedented expansion of attacks in the Indian Ocean.

Due to anti-piracy operations by international naval forces in the Gulf of Aden, Somali pirates are switching over their operations to Indian Ocean. Some of the key findings are:

  • In 2008, there were a total of only 16 reported attacks and 7 successful hijackings in the Indian Ocean.
  • As of April 20, 2009 there have already been 33 reported attacks and 9 successful hijackings in the Indian Ocean.

Here is the graph showing: Somali Pirate attack success rate (December 2008 to April 20, 2009) in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.

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Map showing Spatial Analysis of attacks in the Gulf of Aden

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Map showing Spatial Analysis of attacks in the Indian Ocean

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Download and view all the maps and read the full report from UNOSAT as pdf.

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