Monday, January 17, 2011

Somali Piracy Threat Map for 2010

Nice map by Arun Ganesh of the National Institute of Design, Bangalore found at File:Somalian Piracy Threat Map 2010.png - Wikipedia:

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  1. Oooh, you're a reference now...

  2. failure to act decisively at the start has led to this! The scourge has spread across the Indian Ocean. (a variation on the Eisenhower quote in the banner).
    When will the navies of the world get their act together?

  3. The map is pretty… inaccurate.

    HIJACKINGS, never mind attacks, have occurred as far East as the Maldives and as far South as half way down Madagascar. Attacks as far North as 300 nm past Bab el Mandeb in the Red Sea and West of 140 nm South of Muscat. Source: IMB Piracy Map 2010 http://www.icc-ccs.org/home/piracy-reporting-centre/imb-live-piracy-map-2010/piracy-map-2010/details/50/158

    But still... credit where credit is due: pretty map.

    I wonder why there isn't a frigate or two off each pirate port? What's preventing that; lack of ROE? THAT would be a good ol' fashion blockade. Keep the skiffs in the the hijacked ships out. Then the anti-piracy fleet would have to check all them "fishermen". Nope. Too much work. Better to patrol the Indian Ocean and put some miles under the keel, instead.