Office of Naval Intelligence - Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report
17 April - 22 May 2019
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:
3. (U) Summary
A. (U) INDIA: On 21 May, units from the India Coast Guard apprehended a Pakistan-flagged fishing vessel off Gujarat and seized 200 kilograms of heroin.
B. (U) PANAMA: On 20 May, robbers boarded a yacht anchored off the Bocas Marina through a small but unlocked hatch.
C. (U) SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES: On 20 May, a robber boarded a sailing yacht anchored in Charlestown Bay.
D. (U) MALAYSIA: On 18 May, robbers boarded a barge under tow 3.3 nm southeast off Tanjung Piai.
E. (U) PERU: On 18 May, five robbers wearing face masks boarded an anchored LNG tanker in Callao Anchorage.
F. (U) GUINEA: On 14 May, four robbers armed with automatic rifles and knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier in Conakry Anchorage. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 2
G. (U) BRAZIL: On 13 May, security forces seized 1 ton of cocaine at the Port of Natal, northeastern Rio Grande do Norte.
H. (U) INDONESIA: On 12 May, four robbers armed with long knives boarded a general cargo ship underway 4 nm east of Pulau Mapur.
I. (U) ENGLAND: On 11 May, robbers boarded the museum fishing ship MINICARIO in Lowestoft.
J. (U) INDIA: On 9 May, seven unarmed men boarded the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker ARIONAS in Deendayal Port (Kandla) Outer Anchorage.
K. (U) VENEZUELA: On 28 April, six persons in a small boat boarded a tanker anchored in Puerto Jose Anchorage
4. (U) Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements
A. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Government of Japan convoy schedule for May and June 2019. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (MSCHOA)
B. (U) GULF OF ADEN: China Navy convoy schedule for May and June 2019. For further information, please email: email@example.com, or call Tel: 441 202 486 or 00870 773907298. (MSCHOA)
C. (U) GULF OF ADEN: South Korea Navy convoy schedule for May and June 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 the Escort Task Group CCC: 001-1-646-466-9521 / 001-1-646-466-952 , or INMARSAT: (001)-870-773-110-528. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (MSCHOA)