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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

27 March - 1 May 2019

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) No current incidents to report.

3. (U) Summary

A. (U) NETHERLANDS: On 29 April, police and customs officials in Rotterdam seized 1.6 tons of cocaine.

B. (U) INDONESIA: On 27 April, two robbers boarded a berthed container ship in the Jakarta Container Terminal.

C. (U) VENEZUELA: On 26 April, one robber boarded a merchant vessel anchored in Puerto La Cruz Anchorage.

D. (U) PERU: On 26 April, robbers boarded an anchored bulk carrier unnoticed in Callao Anchorage.

E. (U) HONDURAS: On 25 March, robbers boarded a catamaran anchored along Roatan North Coast.

F. (U) NIGERIA: On 24 April, three robbers in a small craft boarded an anchored tanker in Lagos Anchorage.

G. (U) INDONESIA: On 24 Apr, robbers boarded a tug boat towing a backhoe dredger 5 nm west-northwest of Nipa Island.

H. (U) SRI LANKA: On 22 April, The Sri Lanka Navy seized 275 kilograms of heroin from a boat off the Trincomalee coast

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

A. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Government of Japan convoy schedule for May 2019. 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 May 2019. For further information, please email:, or call Tel: 441 221 061 or 00870 773120140. (MSCHOA)

C. (U) GULF OF ADEN: South Korea Navy convoy schedule for May 2019. 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)-870-776-44

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