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 001/5 APR/ 2017 UPDATE 1
2. UKMTO ADVISORY NOTICE 002/5 APR/ 2017:
3. MARAD Advisory 2017-002-Regional Conflict and Terrorism-Bab al Mandeb, Gulf of Aden, and Red Sea
4. UKMTO ADVISORY NOTICE 005/MAR/2017
3. (U) Summary
A. (U) SOMALIA: On 4 April, Somali pirates hijacked SALAMA I off the coast of central Somalia.
B. (U) RED SEA: On 3 April, a merchant vessel reported it was approached by six skiffs, each with five persons on board 15 nm southwest of Mokha.
C. (U) PANAMA: On 3 April, a boat ran aground close to Juan Hombron Beach at the Gulf of Panama and was found to be carrying illegal drugs.
D. (U) SOMALIA: On 1 April, Somali pirates hijacked the Indian cargo dhow AL KAUSAR carrying 11 crewmen while en route Bosasso.
E. (U) PAPUA NEW GUINEA: In late March, a group of 13 persons, including two foreign missionaries, were robbed at knife point as they were travelling to Fergusson Island.
F. (U) NIGERIA: On 30 March, four persons in a small boat boarded a bulk carrier as it approached the pilot boarding station, 32 nm southwest of Bonny.
G. (U) NIGERIA: On 29 March, armed pirates in a boat chased and fired upon a tanker underway 64 nm southwest of the Bayelsa Coast.
H. (U) FLORIDA: On 29 March, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials inspected a boat 20 miles north of Key West and located 40 sets of illegal shark fins.
I. (U) COLOMBIA: On 28 March, four robbers boarded an anchored tanker in Cartagena Anchorage.
J. (U) PUERTO RICO: On 27 March, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents inspected a boat near Puerto Rico, found to be carrying 3,545 pounds of cocaine.
K. (U) SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: On 26 March, a dinghy and small outboard motor were stolen from a yacht anchored in Saline Bay.
L. (U) INDONESIA: On 26 March, duty crewman on routine rounds onboard a bulk carrier anchored in Taboneo Anchorage. M. (U) INDONESIA: On 26 March, one robber attempted to board an anchored product tanker in Lubuk Gaung Anchorage, Dumai.
N. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 21 March, one robber boarded an LPG tanker anchored in JG Summit Berth, Batangas. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED
O. (U) SURINAME: On 16 February, four Guyanese citizens were arrested after 4.2 tons of cocaine worth $125 million were seized from a fishing boat sailing north of Suriname.