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) RED SEA: On 25 July, a merchant vessel was approached by 9 white-hulled skiffs, with 10 persons in each skiff approximately 23 nm west-northwest of Hudaydah, Yemen.
B. (U) SENEGAL: On 22 July, several robbers attempted to board a bulk carrier 65 nm northwest of Dakar.
C. (U) LIBERIA: On 21 July, a suspicious man was sighted on the poop deck a merchant tanker anchored in Monrovia Anchorage.
D. (U) CANADA: On 20 July, Canadian authorities found four stowaways in a shipping container at the Port of Montreal.
E. (U) BANGLADESH: On 19 July, a pirate leader was killed in a gunfight with police in Chittagong.
F. (U) TURKEY: On 18 July, Turkish Coast Guard detained the Ro-Ro ship MED STAR in the port of Tasucu on suspicion of drug trafficking.
G. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 18 July, the Philippine Coast Guard at the Zamboanga City Port intercepted a Malaysiabound passenger attempting to smuggle almost nine million pesos hidden in his luggage.