Monday, July 13, 2009

Pirate attacks venturing farther afield

Here's to the power of infographics, thanks to UNOSAT. Graphics showing trends in pirate attacks highlight a number of takeaways but give scant attention to one of the most interesting trends:
  • Pirate attacks are increasingly happening farther from the Somali coast. Some 40% of the most recent pirate attacks have happened 300+ miles from the Somali coast.

A few other items of interest:
  • Pirate attack success rates this year (23%) is lower than last year (40%). Give a hand to the heightened security measures
  • Overall pirate attack rates, however, have increased significantly (UNOSAT says 650% from this time last year, but that doesn't make sense)
Read the report.

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