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) BRAZIL: On 9 May, authorities found 34 kilograms of cocaine stashed in the bow thruster compartment of the fruit juice carrier ORANGE BLOSSOM 2.
B. (U) GULF OF OMAN: On 7 May, three skiffs approached a bulk carrier underway 12 nm southwest of Bandar E Jask, Iran.
C. (U) ITALY: Between 6 and 7 May, 6,000 migrants hoping to head to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean.
D. (U) IVORY COAST: On 6 May, one boat approached a container ship anchored in Abidjan Anchorage.
E. (U) NORTH ATLANTIC: On 5 May, two crewmen aboard the general cargo vessel LEAH got into a fight in which a Russian crewman was stabbed twice.
F. (U) SPAIN: On 4 May, fifty kilograms of cocaine were found onboard container ship CAP BEATRICE, docked at Puerto Marin port.
G. (U) ARABIAN SEA: On 3 May, forces working as part of the Combined Maritime Forces boarded and searched a sailing vessel while patrolling the group's area of operations finding a cache of approximately 200 kilograms of heroin onboard the vessel.
H. (U) MALAYSIA: On 3 May, five robbers boarded an underway tanker 7.8 nm south-southwest of Pulau Kukup.
I. (U) ARABIAN SEA: On 28 April, forces working as part of the Combined Maritime Forces boarded and searched a sailing vessel while patrolling the group's area of operations finding a cache of approximately 200 kilograms of heroin on board the vessel.
J. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 22 April, two robbers boarded a container vessel anchored 10 nm southwest of the Olutanga Coast.
K. (U) FRANCE: On 4 April, six Iranian migrants were rescued from a sinking boat as they tried to cross the English Channel.
L. (U) UNITED STATES: On 15 March, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 2,100 counterfeit LCD TVs at the Port of Tacoma.