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.MARAD Advisory 2017-002-Regional Conflict and Terrorism-Bab al Mandeb, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea
2. UKMTO ADVISORY NOTICE 005/MAR/2017
3. UKMTO ADVISORY - UPDATE 151445 UTC MAR 2017
4. MARAD ADVISORY NOTICE 2017-003A - Tanker Hijacking-Off Somali Coast:
3. (U) Summary
3. (U) Summary A. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 27 March, Philippine troops rescued three Malaysians held captive by Abu Sayyaf rebels.
B. (U) GIBRALTER: On 27 March, Royal Gibraltar Police and Customs officer boarded the bulk carrier MOUNT FABER. During a search of the vessel, 108 kilograms of cocaine were located.
C. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 26 March, one robber boarded tanker anchored in Batangas Anchorage.
D. (U) INDONESIA: On 26 March, two suspicious speed boats with 2-3 persons in each boat approached an underway tanker 7.1 nm west-northwest of Pulau Nipah.
E. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 25 March, Philippine military elements rescued the Captain of the tug boat SUPER SHUTTLE TUG 1, kidnapped on 23 March.
F. (U) MARTINIQUE: On 25 March, one robber boarded a catamaran anchored in the Le Marin Marina.
G. (U) GUINEA BISSAU: Between 21 and 24 March, four fishing vessels were arrested in Guinea Bissau waters.
H. (U) SOMALIA: On 23 March, pirates hijacked a dhow in the vicinity of Eyl, and took hostage its 20 crew members.
I. (U) MOZAMBIQUE: On 22 March, two robbers boarded a bulk carrier anchored at Berth No 6, Port of Beira.
J. (U) GUATEMALA: On 18 March, an unknown number of robbers boarded a sailing yacht anchored in Shell Bay Anchorage, Rio Dulce.
K. (U) COLOMBIA: Approximately 453 kilograms of cocaine were found in a container on board of container ship HAMMONIA EMDEN during her stay at Santa Marta port between 12 and 18 March.