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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Somali Pirates: Good Weather for Pirating

Once again, as noted here, this time of year is good for the pirates operating off Somalia, whether in the Gulf of Aden or off the Somali east coast, in the pre-monsoon season.

Winds and waves are reasonable. Click on the image below to enlarge, but it shows the forecast for the winds and waves on 7 May 09 from here. Winds are calm to 15 knots and waves under 3 meters in most of the pertinent areas. Ship masters and crews should keep a sharp eye for pirates and, if possible, participate in convoys:

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