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) NIGERIA: On 23 January, gunmen kidnapped four individuals from a farm in the Epe area of Lagos state.
B. (U) SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: On 21 January, a sailing yacht anchored near Young Island was boarded.
C. (U) MALAYSIA: On 19 January, three Indonesian crewmen were kidnapped from their boat operating near Taganak in Sabah.
D. (U) HONDURAS: During the morning hours of 19 January, a France-flagged catamaran was boarded two different times during a three-hour period in an area approximately 35 nm east-southeast of the Hobbies Islands.
E. (U) HONDURAS: During the evening hours of 19 January, a sailing yacht was boarded in an area approximately 20 nm from Gordo Bank.
F. (U) ECUADOR: On 19 January, unknown numbers of robbers boarded a bulk carrier anchored in Guayaquil Outer Anchorage.
G. (U) HONDURAS: On 13 January, a US-flagged sailing yacht transiting from Puerto Cortez to Roatan was boarded approximately 5 miles off the coast after anchoring in rough weather.
H. (U) REUNION ISLAND: On 12 January, a Canada-flagged sailing yacht was boarded while berthed in Le Port.
I. (U) INDONESIA: On 8 January, a sailing catamaran was boarded while anchored in Sorong Harbor.