The Great Southern Route : 2010 - 2011
MIDDLE EAST 044 | GSR Yemen Useful Statistics Republic of Yemen GOVERNMENT: Democratic republic LAND AREA: 527,968 km2 (203,849 sq miles) POPUL ATION : (est. 2008) 23,822,783 LANGUAGE: Arabic CURRENCY: Yemeni rial (YER) CLIMATE: Subtropical: May to Sept. is the SW monsoon - humid and rainy. Easterly winds predominate from Oct. to Feb. which is drier and cooler. UTC: +3 INTL DIALLING CODE: +967 YEMEN IS A country located on the Arabian Peninsula in SW Asia, bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden to the south, and Oman to the east. Its territory includes over 200 islands, including the Hanish Islands, Kamaran and Perim, and the largest which is Socotra, about 415 km to the south of Yemen, off the coast of Somalia. Yemen is the only republic on the Arabian Peninsula. Among Yemen's natural and cultural attractions are four World Heritage sites: The Old Walled City of Shibam, the ancient Old City of Sana'a at an altitude of more than 7,000 ft, the historic and archaeological town of Zabid, and the Socotra Archipelago which is home to 192 bird species, 253 species of coral, 730 species of costal fish and 300 species of crab and lobster! SUPERYACHT SERVICES Somalia None. USEFUL PUBLICATIONS East Africa Pilot - McPhun 1998 Indian Ocean Cruising Guide 2nd Ed NP 3 Africa Pilot Volume 3 NP 38 India West Coast Pilot NP 64 Red Sea Gulf Of Aden USEFUL WEBSITES Maritime Security Centre (Horn of Africa): www.mschoa.eu ICC Piracy Reporting Centre www.icc-ccs.org/index php?option=com_content&view=arti cle&id=30&Itemid=12 SUPERYACHT SERVICES Yemen Sharaf Shiping Agencies, Aden T: +967 2 264821,22,23 E: email@example.com W: www.sharafshipping.com Port of Aden W www.portofaden.com Shi'ir port operator T: +967 711 089173 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Saba Shipping T: +967 3226628 E: email@example.com Hodeidah Shipping & Transport Aden T: +967 2 246000 E: Hodship_Aden@y.net.ye APPROXIMATE DISTANCE IN NM FROM ADEN TO: Djibouti 1,855' Male 1,963' Colombo 2,114' Port Victoria 2,264' Suez 3,034' USEFUL WEBSITES www.lonelyplanet.com/yemen www.yemen-explorers.com www.al-bab.com/yet Somalia Useful Statistics Republic of Somalia GOVERNMENT: state of flux (lack of a functioning central government) = transitional LAND AREA: 637,661 km2 (246,201 sq miles) POPUL ATION : (est. 2009) 9,832,017 LANGUAGE: Somali, Arabic CURRENCY: Somali shilling (SOS) CLIMATE: Irregular rainfall and recurring droughts with a year round hot climate. Mean daily temps range from 15-40oC (60-105oF). The SW monsoon (May to Oct) and the NW monsoon (Dec to Feb) are the mildest seasons, but winds can reach gale force and currents can be very strong. The "tangambili" periods in between (Oct/Nov) and (Mar-May) are hot and humid. UTC: +3 INTL DIALLING CODE: +252 SOMALIA IS A country located in the Horn of Africa. For the third consecutive year, Forbes ranked Somalia as the most dangerous destination in the world, with Afghanistan trailing behind. The Somali civil war and continued fighting (mostly with Ethiopia) for the last 20 years has wreaked the country into a sorry state where millions of Somalis are receiving food aid. Superyachts are strongly advised to avoid passing between the island of Socotra and the African mainland and stay well clear of the coast where reports of piracy near the Horn of Africa and on the northern Somali coast in the Gulf of Aden have been reported. The best approach is to register with the Maritime Security Centre (Horn of Africa), sail in convoy with other ships and try to be in permanent contact with someone ashore who knows one's position at all times and could alert the authorities in an emergency.
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