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) KUWAIT: On 5 July, Kuwaiti officials stated that they had arrested two Egyptians and one Kuwaiti for attempting to smuggle drugs into the country by sea.
B. (U) RED SEA: On 5 July, a merchant vessel was approached by 7 skiffs in the southern Red Sea.
C. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 5 July, two Vietnamese men were beheaded by Philippine Islamist group Abu Sayyaf, the country's military said.
D. (U) MOZAMBIQUE: On 2 July, two robbers attempted to board a container ship anchored in Nacala Anchorage.
E. (U) VENEZUELA: On 30 June, five robbers boarded a chemical tanker anchored in Puerto La Cruz Anchorage.
F. (U) AUSTRALIA: On 29 June, authorities found 92 kilograms of cocaine in a shipping container onboard the container ship SPIRIT OF SHANGHAI, in the port of Melbourne.
G. (U) INDONESIA: On 13 June, four suspicious persons approached an offshore supply vessel anchored in Singatac Anchorage, Pulau Bintan.