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Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)  - Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report


Office of Naval Intelligence

Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report

Warnings and Advisories

1. (U) UKMTO ADVISORY - VIA IMB 251145 UTC OCT 2016: Merchant tanker (MT) attacked by a small boat in position 12:32.6N - 043:32.8E, southern Red Sea /Gulf of Aden at 1000 UTC. VSL approached MT and fired RPG; damage is unknown at this time. All crew are safe and MT has continued with her passage.

Vessels are advised to maintain strict anti-piracy watch and exercise extreme caution and keep clear of the position given in this report and maintain maximum CPA with any vessel acting suspiciously.

All attacks and suspicious sightings should be reported. Email ukmto@eim.ae, Tel: +971 4 309 4268, Fax: +971(0)43094254

2. (U) UKMTO ADVISORY NOTICE - 007/OCT/2016: Merchant tanker attacked by a small boat near position 12:32N - 043:32.8E at 1000 UTC, 25 October. Vessel approached tanker and fired RPG, damage is unknown at this time. All crew are safe and tanker has continued with her passage. Email ukmto@eim.ae, Email ukmto@eim.ae, Tel: +971 4 309 4268, Fax: +971(0)43094254

3. (U) IMB PRC ADVISORY - 251100 UTC OCT 2016: General Advisory for ships transiting Celebes Sea / Sulu Sea / Off Sibutu Island, Tawi Tawi, Philippines. In view of the latest and first kidnapping incident on 20 October 2016 involving a merchant ship off Sibutu Island, Philippines.

Ships are advised to avoid this area and should consider using the route west of Kalimantan/west side of Sabah/Sarawak instead.

Past recent kidnapping incidents involved tugs and fishing boats only. On 20.10.2016 at 1347 in position 04:32N - 119:33E, around 8.2 nm southeast of Sibutu Island, Philippines, a ship was attacked and boarded by armed unknown persons. Two crew members were then kidnapped.

24 hours Anti-Piracy Helpline +603 2031 0014 FAX: +603 2078 5769 Email: IMBKL@ICCCCS.ORG UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED

4. (U) NGA Special Warning 134: Red Sea, Bab el Mandeb Strait, and Gulf of Aden. Commercial vessels in the region of the Red Sea, Bab el Mandeb Strait, and the Gulf of Aden should operate under a heightened state of alert as increasing tensions in the region escalate the potential for direct or collateral damage to vessels transiting the region.

These threats may come from a variety of different sources such as missiles, projectiles or waterborne improvised explosive devices. Huthi rebels claimed responsibility for a 1 October attack on a UAE vessel.

Vessels in the region should report hostile activities immediately and contact coalition naval forces via VHF bridge to bridge radio. Email: catleader@me.navy.mil, phone: 973 1785 3879.

NGA Special Warning 134:

Red Sea, Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and Gulf of Aden Commercial vessels in the region of the Red Sea, Bab el Mandeb Strait and the Gulf of Aden should operate under a heightened state of alert as increasing tensions in the region escalate the potential for direct or collateral damage to vessels transiting the region. These threats may come from a variety of different sources such as missiles, projectiles or waterborne improvised explosive devices.

Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for an 01 October attack on a UAE vessel. Vessels in the region should report hostile activities immediately and contact coalition naval forces via VHF bridge to bridge radio, e-mail: catleader@me.navy.mil, phone: 973 1785 3879.Piracy

Table of Contents

1.Scope Note

2.Summary

3.Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements and Advisories

4.Details: Monthly Incidents by Region

5.Appendix A: Further Contact Information and Resources

6.Appendix B: Terminology and References

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