Office of Naval Intelligence - Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report
18 December - 17 January 2018
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) MALAYSIA: On 17 January, several hundred birds being trafficked from Malaysia to Indonesia died after smugglers threw them into the water when they were intercepted by the coast guard.
B. (U) NIGERIA: On 15 January, robbers attempted to board an anchored tanker in Lagos Outer Anchorage.
C. (U) MALDIVES: On 13 January, the Maldives Defense Minister announced security forces had seized two fishing boats.
D. (U) LIBERIA: On 11 January, the Liberia Coast Guard detained a Chinese fishing trawler for illegally fishing in Liberia's waters.
E. (U) BENIN: On 10 January, Marshall Islands-flagged merchant tanker BARRETT was hijacked off the coast of Benin.
F. (U) HAITI: On 10 January, a robber boarded an anchored tanker near position 18:34N - 072:22W, Port Au Prince Anchorage.
G. (U) NIGERIA: On 9 January, a tanker was boarded by two robbers 5.5 nm south of Lagos.
4. (U) Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements
A. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Government of Japan convoy schedule for January 2018. 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 January 2018. 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 001-646-466-9522. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (MSCHOA)
C. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Chinese Navy convoy schedule for January 2018. For further information, please e-mail email@example.com, or call Tel 86 10 652 92218; or 86 10 652 92296. (MSCHOA)
D. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Indian Navy convoy escort schedule for January 2018. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org; UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 3 or visit ww.dgshipping.com. Telephone numbers for contact are: 91-22-22614646 or fax at 91-22-22613636. (MSCHOA)