Spatial Analysis of Somali Pirate Activity

piratesUNOSAT has released a report titled “Analysis of Somali Pirate Activity in 2009” covering the time frame of 01 January 2009 to 20 April 2009. Among the findings: the overall hijacking success rate for this period of 2009 was 23% (down from 40% in 2008), and the distance from the coast has increased over the last year.