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) NIGERIA: On 30 July, armed pirates boarded the general cargo ship OYA 1 underway 15 nm southwest of Bonny Island.
B. (U) INDIA: On 30 July, India’s Navy seized a ship carrying about 1,500 kilograms of heroin off the Gujarat coast near the city of Porbandar.
C. (U) RED SEA: On 29 July, a merchant vessel in the vicinity of point B of the IRTC, was approached on 3 occasions by 1 skiff.
D. (U) YEMEN: On 29 July, Yemen's Huthi rebels said they targeted a military ship belonging to the United Arab Emirates, at Yemen's Mocha port.
E. (U) BANGLADESH: On 28 June, gunmen kidnapped four fishermen along with two trawlers near the Moktar are of the Meghna River.
F. (U) TURKEY: On 28 July, a disabled sailing yacht, DOGANAY, grounded on rocks of Bozcaada Island, Aegean Sea, after her propeller fouled in ropes. There were 39 illegal migrants on board. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED
G. (U) UNITED STATES: On 27 July, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested three shrimpers on two separate boats skimming for shrimp out of season.
H. (U) SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: On 25 July, a yacht was boarded in Canouan by a single male who dove overboard and swam away after being confronted by the owners.
I. (U) SPAIN: On 15 July, the Spanish Tax Agency Agencia Tributaria intercepted a container loaded with half a million packs of contraband cigarettes.
J. (U) GRENADA: On 11 July, an unoccupied yacht on a mooring had its dinghy’s outboard motor stolen overnight.