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Office of Naval Intelligence ONI  - Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report #marsec #piracy #shipp

Office of Naval Intelligence - Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report

5 November – 5 December 2018

Table of Contents

1.Scope Note


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) MDAT-GOG Warning 001/DEC/2018: Category: Attack. Description: A vessel is under attack in position 03:08N - 006:20E at 1800Z, Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution in this area. Source: Phone call. Any queries regarding this Warning Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further information. MDAT-GOG Watchkeeper email:, emergency tel: +33(0) 298 22 88 88.

3. (U) Summary

A. (U) MALAYSIA: On 5 December, four armed men boarded a tug boat at Pegasus Reef near Pulau Tambisan in Lahad Datu.

B. (U) NIGERIA: On 4 December, the offshore supply vessel SAAVEDRA TIDE was attacked 22.5 nm west-northwest of the EGINA Floating Production and Offloading Vessel.

C. (U) NIGERIA: On 3 December, a small unlit boat made a suspicious approach in the vicinity of a product tanker anchored in Lagos Anchorage.

D. (U) INDONESIA: On 3 December, three robbers armed with guns and knives boarded an LPG tanker anchored in Merak Anchorage.

E. (U) BRAZIL: On 2 December, five armed men boarded the container ship CAP SAN MARCO in Santos outer anchorage.

F. (U) VENEZUELA: On 1 December, two robbers boarded a product tanker anchored in Puerto La Cruz Anchorage.

G. (U) ITALY: On 29 November, National Police, in coordination with the anti-drug directorate, seized 11 tons of hashish from a sailboat off the coast of Sicily.

H. (U) MARTINIQUE: On 7 November, a dinghy and outboard motor were stolen from a charter catamaran moored in La Marin marina.

I. (U) ST LUCIA: On 7 November, a dinghy and outboard motor was stolen from a sailing yacht anchored in the Rodney Bay Inner Lagoon.

J. (U) BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS: On 6 November, a 42’ charter catamaran was found at a mooring in Tortola. The catamaran was stolen about six weeks prior from Blue Lagoon, St Vincent and the Grenadines.

4. (U) Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements

A. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Government of Japan convoy schedule for November and December 2018. To apply for JMSDF escort, visit, 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: (MSCHOA)

B. (U) GULF OF ADEN: China Navy convoy schedule for November and December 2018. For further information, please email:, or call Tel: 441 221 061 or 00870 773 120 215. (MSCHOA)

C. (U) GULF OF ADEN: India Navy convoy escort schedule for November 2018. To register, email; or visit Telephone numbers for contact are: 91-22-22614646 or fax at 91-22-22613636. (MSCHOA)

D. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Pakistan Navy convoy schedule for November and December 2018. The application deadline is at least 1 day prior to the convoy escort. To register with the Pakistan Navy Convoy, please send an email to: (MSCHOA)

E. (U) GULF OF ADEN: South Korea Navy convoy schedule for November and December 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) +1 646 466 9528 or (001) +1 646 466 9521. Email: or (MSCHOA)

F. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Russian Navy convoy escort schedule for December 2018. For further information, e-mail, or fax +7 (499) 642-83-29. (MSCHOA)

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