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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) NIGERIA: On 13 December, bandits attacked the offshore supply vessel CHILOSCO 29 nm south of Brass.

B. (U) SOMALIA: On 11 December, a suicide truck-borne bomb detonated in the port of Mogadishu, killing at least 29 persons. The militant group al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.

C. (U) NIGERIA: On 10 December, the product tanker SOCHIMA was attacked by pirates in Gulf of Guinea 40 nautical miles south of Brass, Nigeria.

D. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 8 December, three persons in a blue and white speed boat approached an underway bulk carrier 17 nm south of Pearl Bank.

E. (U) MALAYSIA: On 8 December, security forces shot and killed three gunmen in a firefight during a kidnapping attempt in Darvel Bay.

F. (U) INDONESIA: On 7 December, a duty crewman on routine rounds onboard a bulk carrier, anchored in Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda.

G. (U) VIETNAM: On 6 December, the tanker SWIFT was arrested by Vietnam Coast Guard personnel on suspicion of fuel smuggling.

H. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 5 December, three Indonesian fishermen were kidnapped near the Philippine island of Labuan.

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