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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

Table of Contents

1.Scope Note


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

1. (U) Scope Note

(U) The Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) message provides info on piracy threats to, and criminal action against, merchant vessels and the shipping industry worldwide in the last 30 days. This report is produced primarily to inform merchant mariners and naval forces.

3. (U) Summary

A. (U) HAITI: On 27 November, robbers attempted to board an anchored tanker Port Au Prince Anchorage.

B. (U) BENIN: On 27 November, pirates boarded the refrigerated cargo ship SARONIC BREEZE 70 nm south of Cotonou, kidnapping 3 crewmen.

C. (U) NIGERIA: On 27 November, an unknown militant group in the Niger Delta region has reportedly blown up the Abura oil pipeline, a major oil trunk line operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company.

D. (U) MEXICO: On 26 November, robbers boarded the offshore supply ships GLOBAL EXPLORER and VIKRANT DOLPHIN while the vessels were anchored at Dos Bocas anchorage, Tabasco State.

E. (U) BRAZIL: On 26 November, 223 kilograms of cocaine was discovered in a shipping container aboard CAP SAN ARTEMISSIO in the port of Santos.

F. (U) VIETNAM: On 26 November, Vietnam Coast Guard officials intercepted and arrested the tanker DANAI 8 near Quang Ngai on suspicion of fuel smuggling.

G. (U) VIETNAM: On 26 November, robbers boarded an anchored container ship in Vung Tau Anchorage.

H. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 24 November, seven armed persons wearing black clothes and black masks in a speed boat approached an underway bulk carrier 8 nm west of Laparan Island.

I. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 24 November, a bulk carrier underway 6 nm southwest of Laparan Island noticed a blue speed boat with ten armed persons wearing black clothes and black masks approaching the vessel at high speed.

J. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 23 November, eight persons wearing masks, and armed with automatic weapons, in a speed boat attempted to board an underway bulk carrier 25 nm northwest of Cap Island.

K. (U) NIGERIA: On 23 November, pirates armed with automatic weapons approached and fired upon an underway tanker 61 nm southwest of Bayelsa coast.

L. (U) VENEZUELA: On 23 November, robbers boarded a bulk carrier anchored in Puerto Jose Anchorage.

M. (U) INDONESIA: On 5 November, two robbers in a small boat boarded an anchored LPG tanker, using a rope attached with a hook, in Tanjung Priok Anchorage.

N. (U) INDONESIA: On 2 October, robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier in Panjang Anchorage.

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