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.
2. (U) Warnings and Advisories
1. UKMTO ADVISORY NOTICE 002/FEB 2017
2. UKMTO ADVISORY NOTICE 001/FEB 2017
3. UKMTO ADVISORY NOTICE 002/JAN 2017
4. UKMTO ADVISORY NOTICE 001/JAN 2017 - 5 Jan 2017
3. (U) Summary
A. (U) INDONESIA: On 23 February, five robbers armed with a knife boarded an offshore tug anchored in Batu Ampar Anchorage, Batam Island.
B. (U) NIGERIA: On 20 February, suspected militants kidnapped a Nigerian Army lieutenant while he was patrolling the Oteyi area of Abule-Ado, Lagos.
C. (U) NIGERIA: On 19 February, armed pirates in a speedboat boarded an underway asphalt tanker 33 nm westsouthwest of Forcados.
D. (U) LIBYA: On 19 February, the vehicle carrier MORNING COMPASS was seized by Libyan military forces in eastern Libyan waters.
E. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 19 February, pirates believed to be affiliated with Abu Sayyaf, boarded the Vietnamflagged cargo ship GIANG HAI near approximately 35 nm northwest of Doc Can Island.
F. (U) SOUTH KOREA: On 16 February, a South Korean fisheries patrol boat fired 900 rounds from a machine gun to drive off dozens of Chinese fishing vessels that were allegedly trying to interfere with an interdiction operation.
G. (U) ST LUCIA: On 13 February, robbers boarded an anchored sailing yacht at the Soufriere Bat Caves.
H. (U) DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: On 12 February, a robber armed with a knife boarded an anchored sailing yacht in Marina Zar Par.
I. (U) ST MARTIN: On 8 February, robbers boarded an anchored sailing yacht in Marigot Bay.