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) MEXICO: On 6 June, Navy of Mexico spokesman announced that 177 kilograms of cocaine were found on the container ship CLIFFORD MAERSK in the port of Lazaro Cardenas.
B. (U) SAUDI ARABIA: On 4 June, customs officers at the port of Diba seized 2.2 million Captagon pills hidden in a truck.
C. (U) RED SEA: On 3 June, a merchant vessel was approached by a number of skiffs with 4/5 persons in each skiff and weapons sighted near the Bab el Mandeb Strait.
D. (U) TURKEY: On 2 June, police special forces teams boarded the offshore supply tug COMMANDER TIDE, seizing 1,071 kilograms of heroin.
E. (U) MEXICO: On 1 June, Navy of Mexico personnel confiscated 822 kilos of cocaine from a fishing ship in Baja California Sur. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED
F. (U) JAPAN: On 1 June, Japan Coast Guard officials boarded a squid fishing boat off Kyushu and found 206 kilograms of smuggled gold.
G. (U) INDONESIA: On 31 May, robbers boarded a bulk carrier anchored in Cilacap Anchorage.
H. (U) EL SALVADOR: On 31 May, police and sailors seized 840 kilograms of cocaine off the country's coast.
I. (U) NIGERIA: On 30 May, the wife of an oil company employee was kidnapped at her residence in Ugberikoko, a suburb of Gana in Sapele, Sapele Local Government area of Delta State.
J. (U) INDONESIA: On 28 May, six persons armed with guns boarded a tanker, using a rope, 24 nm west of Pulau Jemaja.
K. (U) SIERRA LEONE: On 26 May, robbers boarded an anchored container ship in Free Town Roads Anchorage.
L. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: In late May, sailors and marines from HMS MONMOUTH intercepted and searched a suspicious dhow in the Indian Ocean and seized 455kg of cannabis and 266kg of hero