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) UNITED STATES: On 15 June, the Port of Charleston in South Carolina will reopen and a safety zone has been lifted after investigating a "potential threat" of a dirty bomb on a container ship.
B. (U) RED SEA: On 14 June, suspected Shiite Huthi rebels fired a missile at a Saudi-led coalition warship off Mokha in the Red Sea.
C. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 14 June, a robber boarded an anchored tanker via the hawse pipe in Batangas Inner Anchorage.
D. (U) RED SEA: On 13 June, a merchant vessel reported a being approached by 4 skiffs in the Bab el Mandeb.
E. (U) BANGLADESH: On 13 June, a partially dismantled offshore crude oil processing ship NORTH SEA PRODUCER at a Chittagong ship breaking yard was found to be radioactive and possibly dangerous for workers.
F. (U) INDONESIA: On 13 June, robbers boarded a research vessel anchored in Galang Layup Anchorage. G. (U) BELGIUM: On 10 June, police and customs officers in the port of Harlingen found 300 kilograms of cocaine onboard fishing vessel DUBBELE SENIOR Z-181.
H. (U) MALAYSIA: On 8 and 10 June, a Malaysian bunkering company reported falling victim to a phishing scam. The owner of the company told police they had been defrauded of approximately 1 million US dollars.
I. (U) MEDITERRANEAN: On 9 June, an NGO rescued 716 migrants from rickety boats in the Mediterranean.
J. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 7 June, government forces rescued one of four kidnapped crew members of fishing vessel FB RAMONA 2 held for months by the Abu Sayyaf group in Talipao, Sulu.
K. (U) INDONESIA: On 7 June, two robbers boarded a tanker, at anchor, 8 nm north of Tg. Berakit, Bintan Island.
L. (U) INDONESIA: On 3 June, eight robbers boarded M/V HARVESTER while at anchor near buoy no. 2, Belawan Port.
M. (U) JAMAICA: On 1 June, customs and police found 64 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside two shipping containers at the Kingston Freeport Terminal. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED
N. (U) BELIZE: On 28 May, a dinghy and outboard motor were stolen from a private dock in Placencia.