Office of Naval Intelligence
Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report
Table of Contents
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) PHILIPPINES: On 3 January, six persons in two speed boats, armed with automatic rifles, chased and fired upon the general cargo ship OCEAN KINGDOM 21.6 nm east of Basilan Island.
B. (U) GUATEMALA: On 31 December, authorities intercepted a vessel carrying 600 kilograms of cocaine. C. (U) NICARAGUA: On 20 December, a sailing vessel was boarded while anchored in Media Luna Cay.
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