Sunday, April 12, 2009

Map of Pirate Attacks in 2009...

. Sunday, April 12, 2009

The American captain of a cargo ship held hostage by pirates jumped overboard from the lifeboat where he was being held, and U.S. Navy SEALs shot and killed three of his four captors, according to a senior U.S. official with knowledge of the situation.

Capt. Richard Phillips was helped out of the water off the Somali coast and is uninjured and in good condition, the official said. He was taken aboard the USS Bainbridge, a nearby naval warship.

At the time of the shootings, the fourth pirate was aboard the Bainbridge negotiating with officials, the source said. That pirate was taken into custody. has a really interesting map that shows the location of pirate attacks in 2009. Check it out here. 


Emmanuel said...

Alex--the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre has a comprehensive map listing incidents from 2005 onwards not only in the Gulf of Aden but worldwide.

Alex Parets said...

Thanks Emmanuel! That's a very interesting and useful map. Now if I could only figure out how to use gravity models and spatial regression, I may be able to predict something.

Map of Pirate Attacks in 2009...




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