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) MEDITERRANEAN: On 19 June, robbers boarded a large rubber raft carrying a large number of refugees and stole the motor, causing the boat to sink.
B. (U) KENYA: On 19 June, a robber attempted to board a product tanker berthed in Mbaraki Terminal, Mombasa.
C. (U) ARABIAN GULF: On 16 June, the Saudi Navy reported that they had captured three members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps from a boat as it approached the kingdom's offshore Marjan oilfield.
D. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 16 June, a kidnapped Vietnamese dashed to freedom as government troops attacked his captors’ position.
E. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 14 June, two men with a loaded firearm were arrested while attempting to enter Pulauan Port in Dapitan City.
F. (U) JORDAN: On 12 June, authorities intercepted a shipment of 1,200 cartons of smuggled cigarettes in the port of Aqaba.
G. (U) FIJI: On 31 May, two robbers boarded a sailing yacht anchored near Wayasewa Island