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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

   

   

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

27 August - 26 September 2018

 

 Table of Contents

1.Scope Note

2.Summary

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 Advisory 005/SEP/2018: Category: Attack. Description: On Tuesday, 25 September 2018. at 1151 UTC, in position 02:45N - 006:39E, a merchant vessel was approached by one speed boat with seven people onboard. Shots were fired in the vessel’s direction. Attack was thwarted by the arrival of a local security vessel. Crew & vessel are safe. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG via email. Any queries regarding this Warning Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further information. This advisory is not classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by MDAT-GoG. This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region. MDAT-GoG is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting. MDATGoG watchkeeper email: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.org, emergency tel: +33(0) 298 22 88 88.

 

B. (U) MDAT-GOG Advisory 004/SEP/2018: Category: Robbery. Description: On Tuesday, 25 September 2018 at 0100 UTC, a merchant vessel was boarded by two people with knives at Pointe Noire Anchorage (04:41S - 011:45E). The alarm was raised and the robbers escaped with ship’s property. Vessels transiting the area are advised to exercise extreme caution. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG via email. Any queries regarding this advisory notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further Information. This advisory is not classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by MDAT-GoG. This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region. MDAT-GoG is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting. MDAT-GoG watchkeeper email: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.org, emergency tel: +33(0) 298 22 88 88.

 

C. (U) MDAT-GOG Warning 001/SEP/2018: Category: Ongoing attack. Description: On 22 September 2018 at 05:05Z, a vessel is under attack in position 03:45N - 006:43E (215°/30 nm off Bonny, Nigeria). 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: watchkeepers@mdat-gog.org, emergency tel: +33(0) 298 22 88 88.

 

D. (U) MDAT-GOG Advisory 002/SEP/2018: Category: Boarding. Description: On Thursday, 20 September 2018 at 2345 UTC, a vessel was approached by two boats at Lagos Anchorage at 06:16N - 003:13E. At 2358 UTC, two unauthorized personnel were spotted on the main deck. Once challenged, they escaped with a rope tied onboard. Nothing was reported as stolen. Source: Reported to MDAT-GoG via email. Any queries regarding this Warning Notice ring 0033 298 22 88 88 for further information. This advisory is not classified as a Maritime Security Event and has not been verified by MDAT-GoG. This information is provided to inform maritime situational awareness for mariners operating in the region. MDAT-GoG is not responsible for the accuracy of this reporting. MDAT-GoG watchkeeper email: watchkeepers@mdatgog.org, emergency tel: +33(0) 298 22 88 88.

 

3. (U) Summary 

 

A. (U) VENEZUELA: On 25 September, two robbers boarded a product tanker anchored in Puerto la Cruz Anchorage.

 

B. (U) MOROCCO: On 25 September, a vessel of the Moroccan Royal Navy, patrolling the country’s Mediterranean coast, was forced to open fire on a high-speed boat carrying illegal migrants after it refused to respond to its warnings.

 

C. (U) REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO: On 25 September, two robbers armed with knives boarded a vessel in Pointe Noire Anchorage.

 

D. (U) NIGERIA: On 25 September, six armed pirates in a speed boat approached a tanker underway 100 nm southsouthwest of Bonny Island.

 

E. (U) UNITED STATES: On 23 September, a member of a fishing boat crew attacked his fellow crew members at sea with a knife and a hammer, killing one of them.

 

F. (U) NIGERIA: On 22 September, Switzerland-flagged bulk carrier GLARUS was attacked 48 nm south of Bonny; 12 out of 19 crew were kidnapped.

 

G. (U) NIGERIA: On 21 September, two robbers boarded a vessel anchored in Lagos Anchorage.

 

H. (U) MALAYSIA: On 21 September, authorities intercepted a cargo ship carrying a large consignment of smuggled exotic animals.

 

I. (U) MALAYSIA: On 20 September, police in Sabah State killed two men believed to be involved in the abduction of two Indonesian fishermen after a high-speed chase at sea near Bohayan Island.

 

J. (U) NORTHERN ARABIAN SEA: On 19 September, Pakistan Navy and Maritime Security Agency forces seized a boat carrying 3 tons of hashish.

 

K. (U) SINGAPORE STRAIT: On 19 September, Panama-flagged LPG tanker was boarded by three robbers in the westbound lane of the traffic separation scheme of the Singapore Strait.

 

L. (U) INDONESIA: On 18 September, robbers armed with knives boarded an anchored bulk carrier twice in three hours in Muara Berau Anchorage, Samarinda. UNCLASSIFIED UNCLASSIFIED 3

 

M. (U) TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: On 16 September, a dinghy and outboard motor were stolen from a yacht anchored in Chaguaramas.

 

N. (U) TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: On 15 September, seven sailing yachts were boarded while moored in Chaguaramas.

 

O. (U) CURACAO: On 15 September, coast guard forces intercepted a boat carrying 340 kilograms of cocaine.

 

P. (U) MALAYSIA: On 12 September, a robber boarded a Malta-flagged bulk carrier from a craft via the portside anchor chain at Berth 1 AB, Sandakan, Malaysia.

 

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

 

A. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Government of Japan convoy schedule for September and October 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 and October 2018. For further information, please email: planavy@navy.mil.cn, or call Tel: 441 221 061 or 00870 773 120 215. (MSCHOA)

 

C. (U) GULF OF ADEN: India Navy convoy escort schedule for September and October 2018. To register, email gcommcentre-dgs@nic.in; or visit ww.dgshipping.com. Telephone numbers for contact are: 91-22-22614646 or fax at 91- 22-22613636. (MSCHOA)

 

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