Reports & Events

Chernobyl Nuclear Plant
War

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 number of nuclear reactors operated.

The North part of Ukraine is home to the decommissioned Chernobyl facility, which was one of the first occupied target of the Russian invasion, on February 25th, 2022.

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Kerson Airport, Ukraine
War

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. This was confirmed by satellite imagery acquired on February 28th, showing a large concentration of Russian military trucks stationed near the airport.

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War

Ukraine

The ongoing war in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on infrastructure in the country. Insurers are looking for real-time information regarding their assets on the ground.

The Skytek team have been busy working with our clients to provide the insights they need.

Our Satellite Club reporting service puts Earth Observation and Satellite Technology in the hands of the insurer.

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Marine

Marine Casualty Advisory – Superyacht Vixit reported aground

The 52.75m motor yacht Vixit (previously named Passion, until 2017), was built at Oskarshamns shipyard in Sweden.
The yacht was delivered to its Owner in 1989 having the interior styled by design house Dvorine Associates. The luxury vessel’s exterior design is the work of Diana Yacht Design and she was last refitted in 2013.

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Eastern Australia
Severe Weather

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. Meteorologists would typically expect the low-pressure areas to move West to East more rapidly than witnessed on this occasion. In this instance, there was a high-pressure system sitting off the East coast blocking the progression towards the East to occur.

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Sanctioned Superyachts
Marine

Sanctions Update: 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.

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Tornado Outbreak
Severe Weather

Tornado Outbreak, December 10–11, 2021

The 2021 Hurricane season is officially over, but extreme weather can still manifest in the way of tornadoes for the Southern US.
Although both have a similar structure and are characterized by extremely strong horizontal winds swirling around the centre, tornadoes are “small-scale circulations” not exceeding more than one mile in diameter.
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air in contact with the cloud base and the ground, often visible as a funnel cloud

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Algae Bloom
Environment

Harmful Algae Blooms – Scottish Island of Gigha

Harmful algae blooms (HABs) present a problem for marine ecosystems, associated industries and societies across the world. Global ocean warming and increasing acidification, both driven by climate change, create increased risk of harmful algal bloom events in many places in the world.

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