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) PHILIPPINES: On 14 July, two robbers boarded an anchored container ship in Manila South Harbor Anchorage.
B. (U) NIGERIA: On 13 July, six persons in a skiff boarded M/V UAL HOUSTON 16 nm south-southwest of Bonny.
C. (U) TAIWAN: On 13 July, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said that all seven fishermen aboard the Taiwanese fishing boat JIN JIN HE FA 2 were safe after being robbed by men from a Chinese boat.
D. (U) MEDITERRANEAN: On 12 July, approximately 4,100 migrants were rescued during multiple operations.
E. (U) UNITED STATES: On 11 July, four crew members of a fishing vessel were apprehended in Miami after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials seized 150 pounds of cocaine during a routine inspection.
F. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 10 July, robbers boarded an anchored container carrier in Manila South Harbor Anchorage.
G. (U) UNITED STATES: On 9 July, six men from south Alabama are facing hundreds of charges in south Florida after they were caught illegally fishing for lobsters and other ocean wildlife out of season.
H. (U) JAPAN: On 7 July, Japan reported that one of its patrol vessels was chased by an apparently armed fishing boat believed to be from North Korea.
I. (U) SPAIN: On 5 July, the Spanish Tax Agency seized over three million packs of contraband cigarettes found in six containers being transported by a tug boat and cargo ship heading for the Huelva coast.