Friday, January 29, 2010

Weather Affects Piracy

the weather seems to have an impact on the activity of piracy in the Gulf of Aden as well as the Indian Ocean. In areas where there is high wind, and even heavy rains, it is more difficult for pirates to operate their smaller vessels. As you can see in the pictures below, the wind in the Gulf of Aden today is fairly consistent at 15 to 20 knots, while the heavy rains are present North and East of the Seychelles.

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