Hijacked Vessels offshore from Eyl, Somalia

Wed, 3 Dec 2008 17:18:17 GMT
Product ID: 1301 - English
Published: 3 Dec, 2008
GLIDE: CE-2008-000039-SOM
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 7.94 x 49.8
BottomRight: 7.92 x 49.9

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This map presents a satellite-based identification of three vessels recently hijacked in the Gulf of Aden, and anchored off the Somali coast near the town of Eyl, Nugaal, Somalia as of 20 November 2008. QuickBird imagery recorded at a spatial resolution of 60cm was used in this analysis. The vessels were identified as: MV Yasa Neslihan, hijacked on 29 October 2008; MV Stolt Strength, hijacked on 10 November 2008; and MV Africa Sanderling, hijacked on 15 November 2008. This work was done by UNOSAT in support of the ongoing humanitarian operations across the Horn of Africa, and in response to the UN Security Council Resolution 1816 (2008) adopted 2 June 2008, and IMO resolution adopted 29 Nov. 2007 calling for continued monitoring of Somali pirate activity. All piracy incident data has been obtained from open media sources, specifically the Piracy Reporting Center (PRC) of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).This is an initial assessment and has not been independently verified. Map scale for A3 prints; Projection : UTM Zone 44 North - WGS 1984.
Satellite Image : QuickBird (60cm)
Date : 20 November 2008
Copyright : Digital Globe (2008)
Distributed by : Eurimage
Piracy Data (1) : IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC)
Piracy Data (2) : ONI, NATO, IMO, GaroweOnline, AP
GIS Data :UNEP, NGA, GIST, UNOSAT, Google
Analysis : UNOSAT (2008)