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) INDONESIA: On 13 July, police raided an abandoned beach hotel and found one ton of crystal methamphetamine being smuggled into the country by sea.
B. (U) GULF OF OMAN: On 11 July, a merchant vessel was approached by 1 yellow metal hulled skiff, carrying two armed persons approximately 10 nm southwest of Jask, Iran.
C. (U) MALAYSIA: On 5 July, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency seized a Chinese ship carrying more than 1,000 tons of illegally mined sand.
D. (U) HONG KONG: On 4 July, customs authorities announced they seized 7.2 tons of illegal ivory tusks.
E. (U) BARBADOS: On 2 July, members of the Drug Sq