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.
Map showing Spatial Analysis of attacks in the Gulf of Aden
Map showing Spatial Analysis of attacks in the Indian Ocean
Download and view all the maps and read the full report from UNOSAT as pdf.
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