Reported Incidents of Somali Pirate Attacks and Hijackings in the Gulf of Aden for 2008

Tue, 13 Jan 2009 11:09:24 GMT
Product ID: 1327 - English
Published: 13 Jan, 2009
GLIDE: CE-2008-000039-SOM
FootPrint (Lat x Long, WSG84 Geographic, decimal degrees)
TopLeft: 15.436 x 41.791
BottomRight: 7.738 x 55.425

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This map illustrates reported incidents of piracy in the Gulf of Aden in 2008 and was produced by UNOSAT in support of the ongoing humanitarian operations across the Horn of Africa, and in response to the UN Security Council Resolutions 1851, 1838 & 1816 (2008), and IMO resolution adopted 29 Nov. 2007 calling for increased monitoring of Somali pirate activity. Satellite imagery has been used in this analysis for the dectection of suspected hijacked vessel locations between the villages of Eyl & Hobyo. All piracy incident data has been obtained from open sources. Map Scale for A2: 1:2,750,000, Projection : Transverse Mercator, Datum : WGS 1984.
Satellite Data : ASAR-WSM
Resolution : 150m
Radar Dates : 3-6 January 2009
Provided by : ESA (2009)
Piracy Data (1) : IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC)
Piracy Data (2: ONI, IMO, Garowe, SMN, UNOSAT
GIS Data : GEBCO, NGA, GIST, UNOSAT
Security Analysis : UNOSAT 2008-2009