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
A. (U) NIGERIA: On 2 October, an unspecified number of gunmen on a speed boat approached a merchant vessel off the coast of Bonny Island.
B. (U) NIGERIA: On 2 October, gunmen abducted three crew members and stole personal belongings after boarding a Panama-flagged tanker.
C. (U) INDONESIA: On 30 September, the Indonesian Navy's Western Fleet Quick Response Unit arrested 15 suspected pirates in the Singapore Strait following a tip-off by Singapore authorities. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED
D. (U) VENEZUELA: On 29 September, two robbers boarded a tanker anchored in Puerto La Cruz Anchorage.
E. (U) NIGERIA: On 28 September, an armed gang hijacked a passenger boat along the Nembe-Brass creeks.
F. (U) TANZANIA: On 28 September, five armed robbers boarded a vessel anchored in Dar es Salaam Anchorage.
G. (U) NEW ZEALAND: On 28 September, authorities announced the arrest of 7 people on suspicion of drug smuggling.
H. (U) OMAN: On 27 September, authorities arrested three men during an attempt to smuggle a large amount of khat into the country.
I. (U) HAITI: On 26 September, three robbers attempted to board an anchored tanker via the hawse pipe in Port Au Prince Anchorage.
J. (U) INDIA: On 21 September, authorities in Mumbai port found 38 kilograms of smuggled gold bars in a shipping container.
K. (U) CURACAO: On 16 September, an in-the-water dinghy with outboard motor was stolen from a yacht anchored in Spanish Water.
4. (U) Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements
A. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Government of Japan convoy schedule for October 2017. To apply for JMSDF escort, visit http://www.mlit.go.jp/en/maritime/maritime_fr2_000000.html, please contact directly the Anti-Piracy Contact and Coordination Office, Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MILT), Japan: Tel: +81-3-5253-8932; Fax: +81-3-5253-1643. Email: INFO-PIRACY@mlit.go.jp. (MSCHOA)
B. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Korean Navy convoy schedule for October 2017. All merchant vessels wishing to join the convoy group must submit their application forms directly to the ROK naval warship carrying out the mission. The ROK MTG can be reached directly at 1-203-574-6387. Email: email@example.com. (MSCHOA)
C. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Chinese Navy convoy schedule for October 2017. For further information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Tel: 00870 773 121 248; or 441 203 136. (MSCHOA)
D. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Indian Navy convoy escort schedule for October 2017. To register, email email@example.com; or visit www.dgshipping.com. Telephone numbers for contact are: 91-22-22614646 or fax at 91-22-22613636. (MSCHOA)