2022: A Year in Review

The team at Skytek Satellite Club have had a busy year. Here’s a roundup of some of the major events we covered in 2022

Mar. 04th, 2022

Sanctioned Superyachts

A wide range of sanctions has been issued following the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia Individuals with ties to the Russian regime are being added to EU and OFAC sanctions lists. Their assets are being frozen or are in the process of being frozen.

Mar. 07th, 2022

Floods in Eastern Australia

On 01 March 2022, a low-pressure system hit the Easter Australian coast, from southeast Queensland to northern New South Wales. The event resulted in strong winds and heavy rainfall that lasted for 4 days. 

Mar. 11th, 2022

Grounding of Superyacht Vixit

In the early hours of 01:10 UTC on 9 March 2022, the AIS navigation status of the yacht Vixit changed from Underway to Aground, and the AIS broadcast ceased at 10:06 UTC on 10 March 2022.

Mar. 25th, 2022

Destruction at Kherson Airport – Ukraine

The Russian army has been fighting in the city of Kherson since February 24th and occupied Kherson International Airport on February 25th, 2022.

Mar. 28th, 2022

Nuclear Plants of Ukraine

With four active nuclear plants and 15 operating units, Ukraine ranks as the 7th country in the world and the 5th in Europe in terms of the number of nuclear reactors operated.

Mar. 28th, 2022

Saudi Arabia Oil Facility – Drone Attack

In the Middle East, the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia have frequently been targeted by Yemen’s Houthi rebels with weaponised drones and short-range ballistic missiles.

Apr. 14th, 2022

Port of Durban – Marine Hull Condition Report

The sub-tropical depression Issa in the Indian Ocean brought heavy flooding to the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal on April 11th and 12th

Jun. 07th, 2022

Tuapse Port, Russia – Port Exposure Report

This report provides information about the ongoing situation at Tuapse Port, using various available sources to ensure the accuracy and continuity of tracking of marine assets.

Jul. 08th, 2022

Ukraine Ports: Illichevsk & Mariupol

Using satellite data from a variety of providers, Skytek is able to monitor the marine hull trapped in the closed ports of Ukraine, as well as the surrounding cities and port properties, which have been subjected to missile attacks

Jun. 08th, 2022

Azovstal Steel plant: Mariupol, Ukraine

The Azovstal Steel Plant is a full-cycle steel enterprise, part of the Dutch holding company Metinvest B.V group. Skytek carried out an analysis of the site of the plant, using very high-resolution imagery dated prior to the Russian attacks

Jul. 02nd, 2022

Typhoon Chaba

Skytek counts more than 10k marine assets (merchant ships, inland traffic, offshore platforms) in the cone of the typhoon, which is further narrowed down into a more granular view.

Jul. 12th, 2022

Mariupol Port Report

Skytek is able to monitor the marine hull trapped in the closed ports of Ukraine, city and port properties. Using high-resolution imagery satellite imagery and other space assets, we can generate bespoke reports for assets of interest, indicating and quantifying any potential claim associated with the conflict.

Aug. 29th, 2022

Typhoon Hinnamnor

HINNAMNOR formed as a Tropical Cyclone on August 27th in the Pacific Ocean and intensified into a Category Two Typhoon on August 29th. Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JWTC) forecasts a rapidly intensifying Category Four Typhoon in the next 36 hours as it heads towards Taiwan but is expected to veer near the Japanese island of Naha

Sep. 05th, 2022

Collision at Gibraltar

On August 29th, 2022, the Bulk Carrier OS 35 departed from the port of Gibraltar anchorage with a Pilot onboard, and at 1320UTC, it made contact on its starboard side with the bulbous bow of the LNG tanker Adam LNG.

Sep. 17th, 2022

Grounding in the Bosporus Strait

Skytek’s captures Lady Zehma, a vessel with an elevated safety risk profile sailing from Ukraine and running aground in the Bosporus strait.

Sep. 17th, 2022

Typhoon Namadol

Tropical cyclone Namadol formed on September 11th in the Philippine Sea, reaching typhoon wind force by September 15th and 24 hours after, on September 16th it intensified into a Category 4 typhoon, with violent winds of 160 MPH and waves of up to 15m. 

Oct. 02nd, 2022

Hurricane Ian: Post-Event Update Report

Following Hurricane Ian making landfall on September 28th, 2022, Skytek’s has collected data and information to provide the industry with knowledge to assess the scale of damage brought by this event. Pre and post event satellite and aerial imagery was procured, tasked and acquired over the areas of interest mostly affected by the destructive results of the event.

Oct. 30th, 2022

Bosphorus Strait – Marine Congestion Report

The Bosphorus Strait is the narrowest strait used for international navigation, connecting the Black and the Marmara seas and separating Europe from Asia.

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