Office of Naval Intelligence - Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report
7 May - 6 June2018
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 threats to 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.
2. (U) Warnings and Advisories:
No current incidents to report. 3. (U) Summary
A. (U) RED SEA: On 3 June, supply vessel VOS THEIA was attacked by a skiff with 6 persons on board approximately 5 nm west of Jazair Az Zubayr Island, Yemen.
B. (U) NIGERIA: On 3 June, two robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier in Lagos Anchorage.
C. (U) BANGLADESH: On 2 June, the Bangladesh Coast Guard rescued 18 fishermen abducted from the Nalian area in the Sundarbans.
D. (U) TAIWAN: On 1 June, officials from Taiwan and Australia announced that more than 20 million illicit cigarettes were seized after a joint operation between the Australian Border Force (ABF) and the Taiwan Customs Administration.
E. (U) PERU: On 1 June, a Peruvian fishing vessel, F/V DAMANZAIHAO, was seized by the Ministry of Environment for reported acts of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
F. (U) MALAYSIA: On 1 June, 14 robbers boarded tanker LEE BO, near Baharu, north of Singapore. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2
G. (U) PERU: On 30 May, police seized 1,150 kilograms of cocaine at Paita port.
H. (U) ENGLAND: On 30 May, a man from Romania was arrested for human smuggling in the Port of Dover.
I. (U) TAIWAN: On 28 May, the Coast Guard Administration busted a tobacco smuggling operation in Pingtung county.
J. (U) EAST CHINA SEA: On 24 May, Japan's Foreign Ministry announced that a Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force ship spotted a North Korean tanker and another tanker with a Korean name apparently transferring fuel on the open seas in violation of U.N. sanctions.
K. (U) DOMINICA: On 19 May, one robber boarded a sailing yacht anchored in the Price Rupert Bay mooring area.
4. (U) Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements
A. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Government of Japan convoy schedule for June 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)
C. (U) GULF OF ADEN: India Navy convoy escort schedule for June and July 2018. To register, email: email@example.com; or visit ww.dgshipping.com. Telephone numbers for contact are: 91-22-22614646 or fax at 91-22-22613636. (MSCHOA)
D. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Korea Navy convoy schedule for June and July 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)