Office of Naval Intelligence - Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report
30 October - 29 November 2017
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) INDONESIA: On 26 November, robbers boarded a product tanker anchored 13 nm north-northeast of Tanjung. Berakit, Pulau Bintan.
B. (U) GREECE: On 25 November, Greek Coast Guard authorities seized 1.6 tons of cannabis and arrested 10 men suspected of being part of a large network smuggling drugs from Albania to Greece and Italy.
C. (U) INDONESIA: On 22 November, pirates hijacked the tug EVER PROSPER, tied up the crew and stole the barge EVER OMEGA, carrying 3,700 tons of Palm Oil.
D. (U) IRAN: On 21 November, authorities intercepted a boat near Kish Island conducting illegal fishing activity.
E. (U) INDONESIA: On 20 Nov, robbers attempted to board a bulk carrier underway 6 nm south of Pulau Nipah.
F. (U) JAMAICA: On 16 November, authorities found 26.7 kilograms of cocaine in a shipping container in the port of Kingston.
4. (U) Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements
A. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Government of Japan convoy schedule for November and December 2017. To apply for JMSDF escort, visit http://www.mlit.go.jp/en/maritime/maritime_fr2_000000.html, please contact directly the AntiPiracy 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 November and December 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 November and December 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 November and December 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)