Office of Naval Intelligence - Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report
13 August - 12 September 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 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:
A. (U) No current incidents to report.
3. (U) Summary
A. (U) MALAYSIA: On 11 September, two armed, masked men boarded the fishing trawler DWIJAYA and kidnapped two Indonesian fishermen off Sabah State.
B. (U) MALAYSIA: On 10 September, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained a tanker that was being used to smuggle diesel in Miri waters.
C. (U) INDIA: On 6 September, authorities seized 9,040 kilograms of smuggled Red Sandalwood logs in the Port of Nhava Sheva.
D. (U) TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: On 4 September, two robbers boarded a sailing yacht anchored at Chaguaramas. The robbers attempted to steal the dinghy and outboard motor.
E. (U) LIBYA: On 4 September, officials from the customs office at the Port of Khums seized a shipment of 17 tons of hashish coming from Syria.
F. (U) NIGERIA: On 4 September, authorities announced the seizure of numerous wooden transport boats and 50,000 jerry cans of fuel that were being prepared to be smuggled into Benin.
G. (U) SOUTH AFRICA: On 3 September, two stowaways were discovered aboard the freighter UAL LOBITO as the ship was leaving Table Bay.
H. (U) MEXICO: On 30 August, authorities seized a boat off the coast of Oaxaca carrying approximately 2.2 tons of cocaine and arrested 8 men.
I. (U) NETHERLANDS: On 28 August, authorities seized a shipment of 260 kilograms of cocaine during an inspection in the Port of Rotterdam.
4. (U) Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements
A. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Government of Japan convoy schedule for September 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: China Navy convoy schedule for September 2018. For further information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Tel: 441 221 061 or 00870 773 120 215. (MSCHOA)
C. (U) GULF OF ADEN: India Navy convoy escort schedule for September 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 September 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 Naval Escort Task Group can be reached directly at (001) +1 646 466 9528 or (001) +1 646 466 9521. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. (MSCHOA) (MSCHOA)