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
1. (U) The Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) message provides information on piracy threats to, and criminal action against or that involves merchant vessels, the shipping industry, and other maritime stakeholders 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 25 October, pirates boarded laden tanker underway 54 nm south-southwest of Bonny.
B. (U) INDONESIA: On 25 October, four robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored LPG tanker in Cilacap Anchorage.
C. (U) YEMEN: On 24 October, a wooden vessel near Socotra Island, was attacked.
D. (U) NIGERIA: On 21 October, pirates attacked container ship DEMETER south of Port Harcourt.
E. (U) VENEZUELA: On 20 October, five robbers boarded a tanker in Puerto Jose Anchorage.
F. (U) NIGERIA: On 20 October, a vessel was attacked 50 nm south of Port Harcourt.
G. (U) YEMEN: On 20 October, an Iranian vessel with 19 sailors onboard was seized near Socotra Island by local fishermen.
H. (U) INDONESIA: On 17 October, two robbers boarded underway bulk carrier 9 nm northwest of Todang, Bintan Island.
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 UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 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)