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) SINGAPORE STRAIT: On 12 October, five persons in two wooden boats approached and boarded an unmanned rig under tow in the strait.
B. (U) FRENCH POLYNESIA: On 8 October, police in Nuku Hiva boarded a catamaran and found a large consignment of cocaine.
C. (U) SPAIN: On 7 October, Spanish authorities boarded the offshore support ship THORAN off the coast of Cadiz. Police found 3,800 kilograms of cocaine onboard.
D. (U) GULF OF ADEN: On 7 October, a merchant vessel reported a suspicious approach by 4 dark-hulled skiffs with 4-5 persons in each skiff approximately 54 nm southwest of Aden.
E. (U) GULF OF ADEN: On 6 October, one skiff carrying twelve suspected pirates were interdicted by Indian naval forces aboard INS TRISHUL.
F. (U) GULF OF ADEN: On 6 October, a merchant vessel reported a suspicious approach by 2 skiffs near position 13:13N - 050:30E, approximately 111 nm southeast of Mukalla. G. (U) PHILIPPINES: On 3 October, six to eight robbers boarded an anchored container ship in Manila South Port Anchorage.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. (MSCHOA)
C. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Chinese Navy convoy schedule for October 2017. For further information, please e-mail email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.dgshipping.com. Telephone numbers for contact are: 91-22-22614646 or fax at 91-22-22613636. (MSCHOA) E. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Russian Navy convoy escort schedule for October 2017. For further information e-mail email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax +7 (499) 642-83-29. (MSCHOA)