(U) WORLDWIDE: Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report 28 April 2013 – 29 May 2013
30 May 2013

Maritime Crime/Piracy

(U) Table of Contents 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. (U) Scope Note (U) Summary (U) Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements and Advisories (U) Details: Monthly Incidents by Region (U) Appendix A: Further Contact Information and Resources (U) Appendix B: Terminology and References

1. (U) Scope Note
(U) The Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) message provides information on threats to, and criminal action against, merchant vessels worldwide in the last 30 days. This report is produced primarily to inform merchant mariners and naval forces.

2. (U) Summary
1. (U) ECUADOR: On 27 May, an underway container ship was boarded approximately 6.5 nm southwest of Anconcito. 2. (U) NIGERIA: On 25 May, an underway chemical tanker was boarded and personnel kidnapped approximately 40 nm off the coast of Bayelsa state. 3. (U) INDONESIA: On 24 May, an anchored bulk carrier was boarded at the Cigading Anchorage. 4. (U) EGYPT: On 23 May, an anchored tanker was boarded at the Alexandria Waiting Area Anchorage. 5. (U) BANGLADESH: On 23 May, a berthed product tanker was boarded at the Chittagong Port. 6. (U) EGYPT: On 21 May, an anchored container ship was boarded at the Suez E16 Anchorage. 7. (U) COLOMBIA: On 21 May, an anchored general cargo ship experienced an attempted boarding at the Buenaventura Anchorage.

(U) INDONESIA: On 07 May. 14.22613636 (MSCHOA).UNCLASSIFIED 8. (U) YEMEN: On 20 May. Ministry of Land. To register. The ROK MTG can be reached directly at (INMARSAT: 870-773-110-299). Infrastructure.go.jp (MSCHOA).net. an underway barge in tow was boarded approximately 3nm northwest of Pulau Batam Island.mlit. an underway tanker was fired upon approximately 17 nm south of the Al Maqatirah District coast.go. an underway tanker experienced a suspicious approach approximately 100 nm south-southeast of Al Mukalla. For further information.cn.dgshipping. (U) MALAYSIA: On 15 May. please contact directly the AntiPiracy Contact and Coordination Office. or visit www.gov. (U) YEMEN: On 19 May.cn. (U) INDONESIA: On 20 May. 3. Telephone numbers for contact are: 91-22-22614646 or fax at 9122. 10. C. (Email: rokcheonghae@gmail. or call Tel: 86-10-652-92221 Fax: 86-10-652-92245 (MSCHOA). (U) YEMEN: On 20 May. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Chinese Navy convoy schedule for May and June 2013. (U) GULF OF ADEN: Government of Japan convoy schedule for May and June 2013. (U) Counter-Piracy and Maritime Crime Announcements and Advisories A. 11. email antipiracyescort@dgshipping. 12. Transport and Tourism (MILT).com.html.gov. an underway bulk carrier experienced a suspicious approach approximately 65nm south of Al Mukalla. a berthed general cargo ship was boarded at the Belawan Port. 13. please e-mail cnmrcc@msa. an underway barge in tow was boarded approximately 30nm northwest of Pulau Tioman. a fishing vessel was attacked and hijacked in the Strait of Malacca.jp/en/maritime/maritime_fr2_000000. cnmrcc@mot.com) (MSCHOA). (U) GULF OF ADEN: Indian Navy convoy escort schedule for May 2013. Japan: Tel: +81-3-5253-8932 Fax: +81-3-5253-1643 Email: INFO-PIRACY@mlit. (U) INDONESIA: On 12 May. . (U) GULF OF ADEN: Korean Navy convoy schedule for May and June 2013. D. 9. Maritime Bureau. B.com or dgcommcentre@satyammail. All merchant vessels wishing to join the convoy group must submit their application forms directly to the ROK naval warship carrying out the mission. Merchant vessels that wish to apply for JMSDF escort operation should visit http://www.

IMO) 3. but nothing stolen. (IMO) 2. E. Three robbers in a boat approached the anchored general cargo ship and attempted to board.080:04 W. While at anchor. Crew sounded the alarm. approximately 6. with pilot and unarmed security guards on board. the duty officer on board the bulk carrier noticed robber’s from a small boat boarding the vessel at the forecastle. (IMB.5nm north of Puna Island. Crew on the bridge noticed five robbers disembarking from the forecastle deck into a small boat. or an incident is later learned to be different than initially reported. or potential for. All crew was safe. Robbers attempted to board an underway container ship. IMO. A. civil unrest. the underway container ship RIO EIDER was boarded at 02:22 S – 081:00 W. All crew are safe and nothing was stolen. (IMB. IMO) D. or the potential for a situation to develop into a direct threat to shipping over the last 30 days.UNCLASSIFIED 4. Seeing crew alertness. (U) NORTHERN EUROPE–BALTIC: No current incidents to report. Upon seeing crew actions. (U) COLOMBIA: On 21 May. and subsequently secured the vessel. Alert duty crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. (U) COLOMBIA: On 12 May. OCL) 4. piracy and other crime. Approximately six armed persons with shotguns in a speed boat boarded the underway container ship. Coastguard responded by sending a vessel to the area.5 nm southwest of Anconcito. Every effort is made to ensure that incidents are not double-counted. Coast guard and port control informed. Designation of a high-threat area is based on an assessment of all source information relating to the existence of. the robbers aborted the boarding and moved away. approximately 12. Port control was informed and the ship was advised that a coast guard patrol vessel would be sent immediately. (U) Details: Monthly Incidents by Region (U) This section lists reports of active violence against shipping. the bulk carrier NORD MUMBAI was boarded at 03:48 N – 077:11 W. the container ship CAP PORTLAND experienced an attempted boarding at 02:28 S . the robbers departed the area. at the Buenaventura Inner Anchorage. (U) CENTRAL AMERICA–CARIBBEAN: No current incidents to report. (U) SOUTH AMERICA: 1. an explanation of the cancellation of the inaccurate report will be made in at least one message prior to dropping the erroneous report. B. He immediately alerted the deck watch keepers to retreat to the bridge. terrorism. In the event double-counting is detected. (U) ECUADOR: On 27 May. at the Buenaventura Anchorage. via the anchor chain. (U) ATLANTIC OCEAN AREA: No current incidents to report. (U) EQUADOR: On 5 May. Upon investigation. (U) NORTH AMERICA: No current incidents to report. C. A coast guard boat arrived later and investigated. credible threats to shipping. mustered. . (IMB. it was discovered container seals had been broken. the anchored general cargo ship FIESTA experienced an attempted boarding at 03:50 N – 007:07 W. or low-intensity conflict.

(OCL. SAA) 3. The boat remained alongside the ship and made several attempts to board the tanker. The fishing trawler reported being attacked by armed pirates in a white-hulled speedboat at 0820 LT. Both the SAINT PATRICK and LADY SWATHIN were attacked in the same area off Idoho field. approximately 8. (U) WEST AFRICA: 1. the boat returned and approached again from the port quarter with additional persons who were seen holding hooks attached with ropes. (U) NIGERIA: On 11 May. a fishing vessel was attacked approximately 15nm south of Akwa Ibom state. Later. AP) 4. approximately six hours apart. IMO. whom are being held for ransom. the same speedboat was reported to have approached another fishing vessel at 0900 LT. approximately 8nm south-southwest of Lagos. (U) NIGERIA: On 12 May. The duty A/B noticed the boat and informed the OOW who raised the alarm. in three (3) speedboats. (SAA. Heavily armed sea pirates. at the Lome Anchorage. Later. the offshore diving support vessel SAINT PATRICK was boarded at 04:25 N – 007:28 E. (U) NIGERIA: On 13 May. (U) NIGERIA: On 25 May. Both the LADY SWATHIN and SAINT PATRICK were attacked in the same area off Idoho field.5nm south-southwest of the Opobo river estuary. the anchored chemical tanker MARIELLA BOTTIGLIERI experienced an attempted boarding at 06:03 N – 001:17 E. (U) NIGERIA: On 14 May. LL. (U) NIGERIA: On 14 May. approximately six hours apart. Armed pirates attacked the underway tanker and abducted seven Pakistani crew members. (IMB. AP) 2. (OCL) 6. an anchored oil tanker was boarded at 06:20 N – 003:19 E. After several failed attempts at boarding. (U) TOGO: On 17 May. Reuters. a Togo Navy boat arrived at the location and patrolled the area. The vessel and its remaining crew have been released.UNCLASSIFIED F. the persons aborted and moved away. the underway chemical tanker MATRIX I was boarded and personnel kidnapped approximately 40 nm off the coast of Bayelsa state. Two persons jumped into the water and attempted to board the tanker via the anchor chain. AP) 5. The self-propelled tanker barge was reported as being hijacked by 9 armed pirates in a white-hulled speedboat at approximately 08:00 LT. The offshore diving support vessel was reported as being boarded and attacked by pirates at approximately 02:00 LT. Vessel reported to authorities via VHF Channel 16 that two persons had boarded the ship and were seen on the deck. Shortly after. (OCL) 7. Eleven robbers in an unlit boat approached the anchored chemical tanker. the self-propelled tanker barge LADY SWATHIN was hijacked at 04:20 N – 007:40 E. approximately 7. off Calabar River. contacted Togo Navy. rounded up ten speed boats filled with 80 passengers enroute to a funeral service and diverted them towards the creeks and started . and activated the fire pumps.5nm south of the Opobo river estuary. During the communication. The duty crew directed search lights towards the boat and noticed that the boat was flooding due to the fire hose water. (U) MEDITERRANEAN–BLACK SEA: No current incidents to report. ten (10) passenger boats were boarded and robbed in the vicinity of Sagbatoru-Igweta-Iwoama waterways in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. vessel stated that the two people had jumped overboard. (SAA. but failed and returned to their boat. G.

(IMB. approached a container ship underway. SSAS activated and all crew mustered. Nine armed pirates in a speed boat approached the tanker during STS operations. the underway container ship CMA CGM AFRICA FOUR was fired upon at 04:02 N – 006:54 E. approximately 27nm south-southeast of Lome. but the ship sustained minor damage due to the firing. (IMB. (IMB. AP) 8. sent distress message. with two outboard motors. SAA) 9. cash. the underway cargo ship FRIO ATHENS was fired upon at 03:49 N . No injuries endured by the crew. Seven armed pirates in a speed boat. During STS operations the tanker saw armed pirates on the deck of the adjacent vessel. IMO) 13. The Togo navy guards on board another tanker alongside exchanged fire with the pirates resulting in the pirates aborting the attempted attack and moving away. Master raised alarm. the underway tanker SEAPRIDE was fired upon at 05:41 N – 001:20 E. Seeing this.006:41 E. approximately 33 nm southwest of Bonny. (U) TOGO: On 5 May. (U) NIGERIA: On 7 May. approximately 28 nm southwest of Bonny. increased speed. collecting their phones. sounded the alarm. IMO. (U) NIGERIA: On 4 May. Seven heavily armed pirates in a speed boat approached and fired upon the underway bulk carrier. (U) TOGO: On 9 May. (IMB. if they did not cooperate with the bandits and surrender their personal belongings. (IMB. IMO) 12.UNCLASSIFIED searching the passengers. The suspected pirates eventually abandoned their boarding attempts when their boat began to fill up with water from the fire hoses. and informed Togo Navy. and other valuables. (U) TOGO: On 5 May. The alarm was raised. The bandits also made off with multiple outboard engines and jerry-fuel-cans. (SAA. Total value of stolen affects is worth millions of naira. All crew reported safe. Alert duty crew spotted the approaching boat. Eight persons in a boat came alongside the anchored tanker and attempted to board the vessel. The vessel enforced anti-piracy measures and managed to move away. Later a large skiff with eight to ten armed pirates was spotted leaving the adjacent vessel and proceeded to the tanker. the tanker MADONNA I was boarded at 05:41 N – 001:20 E. the Master instructed all crew members to retreat into the citadel and informed the Togo Navy. Three pirates boarded the tanker and opened fire. channeling at Calabar River with Calabar Pilot onboard. activated SSAS. As the boat attempted to come along side from various directions. approximately 4 nm north-northeast of James Town. (U) NIGERIA: On 4 May. approximately 27 nm south-southeast of Lome. The on board Togo navy guards exchanged fire with the pirates. IMO) 10. Master . The on board naval guards took the necessary action to prevent the pirates from boarding the tanker and in the meantime the Togo Navy dispatched two patrol boats to provide assistance which then escorted the tanker back to the anchorage. and had non-essential crew members mustered in the citadel. IMO) 11. All crew was safe. the tanker CAP LARA experienced an attempted boarding at 06:04 N – 001:15 E. The pirates aborted the attack and moved away when they heard the ship’s alarm. at the Lome Anchorage. Victims were threatened to be set on fire. the crew used fire hoses to prevent a boarding. the bulk carrier CENTENARIO BLU was fired upon at 04:43 N – 008:20 E. charged fire hoses. Six to eight pirates in a speed boat chased and fired upon an underway refrigerated cargo ship. All crew were safe on the vessel.

(U) YEMEN: On 20 May. the anchored tanker B ELEPHANT was boarded at 31:12 N – 029:42 E. The two yellow and blue skiffs with 12 individuals on board approached from the port side. An embarked armed security team fired warning shots at 800 meters. (IMO) 2. The warship dispatched a helicopter. the tanker requested warship assistance due to being attacked by 7 skiffs. the underway tanker FIDELITY 2 was fired upon at 12:19 N – 043:58 E. When the skiffs closed to 500 meters. coalition warship dispatched a helicopter to assist. The pirates closed in to a distance of 60-70 meters and fired upon the bridge and superstructure. at the Suez E16 Anchorage. at the Chittagong port. (OCL) 5. the robbers jumped overboard and tried to escape with a mooring line. Duty officer on board the anchored container ship noticed on CCTV three robbers in boiler suits near the forecastle. Upon the arrival of the helicopter. the tanker was boarded by robbers armed with knives. IMO) 4. IMO) H. they discovered some of the ship’s equipment and stores had been stolen. the berthed product tanker GOLDEN ADVENTURE was boarded in the vicinity of 22:16 N – 091:48 E. (IMB. IMO) 3. On inspection it was noticed that five container seals had been broken and contents of one container pilfered. using automatic weapons. Seeing the approaching crew.UNCLASSIFIED raised alarm. which identified the skiffs. (U) YEMEN: On 20 May. the underway bulk carrier YONGXING experienced a suspicious approach by two skiffs at 13:11 N – 048:54 E. at the Alexandria Waiting Area Anchorage. approximately 65 nm south of Al Mukalla. Port authorities informed. increased speed. which the crew successfully recovered. The duty officer raised the alarm and sounded the fog horn. The crew and watchman proceeded to the location. the skiffs subsequently pulled back. (U) EGYPT: On 21 May. the embarked AST fired 3 warning shots towards the skiffs. the anchored container ship APL LE HAVRE was boarded at 29:50 N – 032:33 E. (IMB. Via VHF Chan 16. (U) INDIAN OCEAN–EAST AFRICA: 1. approximately 100nm south-southeast of Al Mukalla. When the crew noticed the forecastle door and rope hatch opened. the pirates aborted the attack and moved away as the distance between ship and boat increased. (OCL) 6. The skiffs immediately departed the area. approximately 17nm south of the Al Maqatirah District coast. the underway tanker ENJOY was attacked at 13:12 N – 049:56 E. being fired upon by 1 red and 1 white skiff. No injuries to crew. sent distress message. (U) EGYPT: On 23 May. The thieves likely boarded via anchor chain. Port control informed. The theft likely occurred sometime during the night. (OCL) . armed with long sticks and metal pipes. At 0953 UTC. (U) YEMEN: On 19 May. (U) BANGLADESH: On 23 May. (IMB. The tanker reported via VHF channel 16. They were noticed by the local watchman who immediately raised the alarm. Upon being detected the robbers escaped. During discharge operations at berth. activated SSAS and non essential crew members mustered in the citadel.

(U) GULF OF ADEN: On 11 May. Yemen. a merchant vessel experienced a suspicious approach at 12:03 N – 045:42 E. a fishing vessel experienced a suspicious approach at 01:53 N – 051:13 E. The boats followed the tanker for 30 minutes and then moved away. (U) INDIAN OCEAN: On 7 May. Port control informed. Duty officer on board noticed a robber lowering ship’s stores into a waiting boat. (IMB. The alarm was sounded and all non-essential crew retreated into the citadel. approximately 78 nm southeast of Al Mukalla. the anchored chemical tanker GANDHI was boarded in the vicinity of 31:13 N – 029:45 E. There was no evidence of trade or legal activity and the Spanish warship crew found equipment on board that is commonly related to piracy. approximately 18 nm west-southwest of Bandar-eJask. A Spanish warship intervened and detained the suspect pirates. at the Alexandria Waiting Anchorage. There was insufficient evidence on this occasion to guarantee a legal prosecution. Upon seeing crew alertness. The suspect vessel increased its speed and moved closer to the MV. IMO) 9. the underway LPG tanker NADESHIKO GAS experienced an attempted boarding at 25:32 N – 057:27 E. A Spanish fishing vessel observed a skiff with six pirate’s onboard approach another fishing vessel. therefore. MV continued transit to her destination. (U) GULF OF ADEN: On 16 May. When the group of skiffs saw the armed embarked security team. contacted Iran warship by VHF for assistance. resulting in the skiffs changing course and moving away. the mothership deployed the two skiffs with suspected pirates onboard. Suspected pirates could not explain why they had sailed so far from land. Each skiff had approximately 5-6 individuals onboard. Master raised alarm. (IMB. there was limited vision to detect number of people or any piracy-related equipment. they stopped pursuing the merchant ship. In addition there was a possible mothership nearby. increased speed. resulting in the skiff aborting the attempt and moving away. armed with rifles and long knives. the underway cargo ship SE PELAGICA experienced an attempted boarding at 12:12 N – 044:20 E. the robber escaped with his accomplices. approximately 320nm off the Somali coast. each containing more than three unknown men. The alarm was raised and crew mustered. approximately 52nm south-southwest of Aden. (U) GULF OF ADEN: On 19 May. approximately 58nm south-southeast of Aden. heading toward the MV. LSS) 8.UNCLASSIFIED 7. The vessel enforced anti piracy measures and the embarked armed guards fired warning shots at the skiff once it had closed to 400m from the vessel. the decision was made to return the men to the Somali coast. IMO) 10. chased the underway LPG tanker. (OCL) 11. activated SSAS. (U) EGYPT: On 18 May. and sent the Mayday via VHF Channel 16. (U) IRAN: On 19 May. At a distance of 3nm from the MV. Five pirates armed with AK47 rifles and a RPG approached a general cargo ship underway. The crew and vessel are safe. (IMB. and the non-essential crew mustered in the citadel. Yemen. took evasive maneuvers. Four suspicious skiffs. Due to poor visibility. The AEST reportedly observed ladders in four of the skiffs. As the suspected pirate vessels approached within 2nm. (LSS) 12. IMO. a merchant ship experienced a suspicious approach by seven skiffs at 13:30 N – 050:01 E. The MV commenced maneuvering. A suspected pirate mothership towing two skiffs was spotted by the AST deployed on the merchant ship. (OCL) . the embarked AST demonstrated their presence onboard. the Master contacted a warship. Yemen.

with three persons in each skiff. (U) INDONESIA: On 12 May. The duty crew noticed them stealing ship properties from the poop deck store. (U) INDONESIA: On 12 May. an unknown number of robbers armed with knives boarded the ship. but managed to steal the emergency towing gear. Two skiffs closed within a distance of 200 meters from the tanker and the armed security team fired warning shots. raised the alarm and proceeded towards the forecastle. (U) MALAYSIA: On 15 May. (IMO) 3. (IMB. (IMB) I. the anchored bulk carrier ANNA BARBARA was boarded at 05:59 S – 105:57 E. Four high speed skiffs. IMO. (U) GULF OF ADEN: On 5 May. the tug boat TCL4401 was towing the barge from Singapore to Kuantan Port. at the Cigading Anchorage. Upon investigation. Five robbers in a boat approached and boarded an anchored bulk carrier via the anchor chain and broke into the forward store. While tug boat CREST JADE 1 was towing barge from Singapore to Labuan. at the Taboneo Anchorage. Malaysia. (U) INDONESIA: On 07 May. (U) INDONESIA: On 24 May. According to . Alert duty crew noticed the robbers and raised the alarm. IMO) 2. The robbers escaped after the crew was alerted and the alarm sounded. approximately 30nm northwest of Pulau Tioman. (U) PERSIAN GULF: No current incidents to report. The Master activated the emergency alarm to alert the crew and maneuvered the tugboat alongside CREST 2825. On 25 May. the fishing vessel PKFB (U2) 1532 was attacked and hijacked in the Strait of Malacca while fishing. the underway barge in tow CREST 289 was boarded at 03:17 N – 103:48 E. approximately 3nm northwest of Pulau Batam Island. causing in the robbers to disembark the vessel.UNCLASSIFIED 13. Seeing the crew alertness. The crew was not injured. The Master discovered the items missing upon arrival at Kuantan Port. The pirates subsequently took the hijacked vessel to Indonesia. the bulk carrier SAM HAWK was boarded at 03:41 S – 114:27 E. Yemen. the berthed passenger ship KM LAMBELU was boarded at 07:12 S – 112:43 E. boarded the anchored bulk carrier. approached the tanker in groups of two. OCL) 6. The thieves fled on a small boat. (U) SOUTHEAST ASIA: 1. IMO) 4. (IMO) 5. While at berth. East Java. (U) INDONESIA: On 30 April. it was found that engine spares had been stolen. The alert crew noticed the robbers. at the Belawan Port. approximately 63 nm south-southwest of Al Mukalla. an underway tanker experienced an attempted boarding at 13:40 N – 048:30 E. from its starboard side. when the Master and crew spotted two thieves aboard CREST 2825. Port control informed. the Indonesian Marine Police detained the fishing vessel. (IMB. the berthed general cargo ship KOHINOOR was boarded at 03:47 N – 098:42 E. Three robbers armed with machetes in a speed boat. (U) INDONESIA: On 20 May. Malaysia. resulting in the skiffs aborting their attempt. at the Tanjung Perak Port in Surabaya. Awaiting further details. The thieves stole 12 pieces of manhole covers and the stern light solar cell. At the time. J. the underway barge in tow CREST 2825 was boarded at 01:15 N – 104:07 E. (IMB. Local agents informed. (IMO) 7. the robbers escaped in their boat with the stolen stores.

Duty AB noticed the robbers at the poop deck and immediately report to the DO who raised alarm. from Port Klang to Bintulu. Originator will incorporate all anti-shipping events and violence against the maritime industry into this weekly message where appropriate. Eight of the injured passengers required surgery. Malaysia. approximately 3. (IMB. The PAWW and WTS Reports are posted weekly on the ONI Intel Portal: http://www. 5. when the Master carried out checks on the barge. spare towing wire bridles.UNCLASSIFIED witnesses. To aid in our reporting. (AP) 8. (U) Other Resources (U) This Worldwide Threat to Shipping Report is posted at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Maritime Safety site: http://msi. IMO) 9.htm . Sarawak. On seeing alerted crew the robbers escaped with stolen ship stores. at the Belawan Port. and delta plate. ReCAAP ISC) K. the barge CREST 2821 was boarded and robbed. (U) Contact (U) Originator of this WTS report requests consumer feedback.org/. listing all piracy and armed robbery incidents in the last ten days: http://www.2nm northwest of Pulau Batam. (U) ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC NON-STATE ACTIVIST GROUPS: No current incidents to report. While in tow by the tug boat CREST GOLD 1.nga. The robbers escaped with offshore installation parts.mil/Intelligence_Community/piracy. (U) INDONESIA: On 30 April.portal. (U) Appendix A: Further Contact Information and Resources (U) This appendix provides contact information for the author of the WTS as well as other entities that can be contacted with maritime crime reports. ( IMB. the barge CREST 2821 was boarded at 01:13 N – 103:58 E. please add the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) to your normal corporate and organizational reporting requirements. towing shackles.oni. (U) PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC OCEAN: No current incidents to report. It also lists other resources where the WTS is posted and where piracy and maritime crime incident information can be found. The 24-hour watch can be reached at +1 (301) 669-4053. based upon the significance of their wounds. M. Robbers boarded a berthed general cargo ship while crews were involved with customs and immigration and getting the ship ready to discharge. Some property onboard the barge was discovered missing later on the same day. the berthed cargo ship KOHINOOR was boarded at 03:47 N – 098:42 E. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) also publishes a live piracy report based on reporting from the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre in Kuala Lumpur. a man onboard the ship began to attack passengers indiscriminately with a 50centimeter machete. (U) NORTH ASIA: No current incidents to report.navy. The man injured 18 passengers before he was taken down by other passengers. IMO. (U) INDONESIA: On 29 April.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.icc-ccs. Malaysia. L.

(U) Terminology (U) In order to promote consistent use of accurate terms of reference. the following have been adopted to describe the range of criminal anti-shipping activity and impediments to safe navigation in our worldwide reporting and analysis. Agence France Presse (AFP) Associated Press (AP) BBC News (BBC) Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO). docking. London . (U) Robbery – Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel. Please note that these terms relate to observable activity and are independent of target vessel status and exclude actions by governmental powers in lawful pursuit of their authorities: (U) Attempted Boarding – Close approach or hull-to-hull contact with report that boarding paraphernalia were employed or visible in the approaching boat. or undocking of a vessel as a means of protest. (U) Appendix B: Terminology and References (U) This appendix is provided to promote consistent use of accurate terms of reference in reporting and also identifies those references that were used to gather the information contained in this report. (U) Hijacking – Unauthorized seizure and retention of a vessel by persons not part of its complement. (U) Sourcing (U) ONI derives information in this report from direct reporting and analysis of reports from the following agencies and commercial sources. (U) Firing Upon – Weapons discharged at or toward a vessel. (U) Suspicious Approach – All other unexplained close proximity of an unknown vessel. ONI welcomes comment and suggestions for addition or amendment. Denmark (BIMCO) EU Naval Forces (EU) Fairplay (FP).UNCLASSIFIED 6. (U) Blocking – Hampering safe navigation. (U) Boarding – Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel. (U) Kidnapping – Unauthorized forcible removal of persons belonging to the vessel from it.

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