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 9 January, gunmen attacked a Filipino fishing boat with 15 crew on board which was operating off Laud Siromon Island near the Zamboanga peninsula.
B. (U) INDONESIA: On 8 January, five robbers boarded a bulk carrier anchored in Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda.
C. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 7 January, robbers in two unlit boats boarded a product tanker anchored in Batangas Anchorage.
D. (U) TAIWAN: On 6 January, a Taiwanese fishing boat carrying Vietnamese migrants was intercepted off the coast of Yilan.
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