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									12 SEP 07 . OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE CIVIL MARITIME ANALYSIS DEPARTMENT WORLDWIDE THREAT TO SHIPPING MARINER WARNING INFORMATION . POC: DAVID PEARL: COMM (301) 669-4905 FAX (301) 669-3247 E-mail dpearl@nmic.navy.mil . SARAH ABOUFASHA: COMM (301) 669-4784 FAX (301) 669-3247 E-mail saboufasha@nmic.navy.mil . 1. This message provides information on threats to, and criminal action against merchant shipping worldwide in the last 30 days. . A. To aid in our reporting, please add the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) as an information addressee when possible to your normal corporate and organizational reporting requirements. The ONI message address is ONI WASHINGTON DC//11// or, the ONI Violence at Sea (VAS) desk may be contacted at commercial phone (301) 669-4905 or via e-mail: dpearl@nmic.navy.mil. Report may also be made to the National Response Center (U.S. Coast Guard) hotline: 1-800-424-8802 or the Maritime Administration Office of Ship Operations, MAR-613, (202) 366-5735; FAX (202) 366-3954, e-mail: opcentr1@marad.dot.gov. . B. This Worldwide Threat to Shipping Report is posted at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Maritime Safety site: http://www.nga.mil/portal/site/maritime. . C. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) also publishes a weekly piracy summary, based on reporting from the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Each week's report is published on Tuesday and may be accessed through their web page http://www.icc-ccs.org/prc/piracyreport.php. . D. Anti-piracy and crime current developments: .

1. NIGERIA: Maritime Guard Command set up to check sea piracy, per 06 Sept 07 reporting. A maritime guard command has been established with the goal of effectively safeguarding the nation’s waters against sea piracy, sabotage and other unlawful acts. It is the brain child of the Nigerian Maritime Administrative and Safety Agency, with support from the Nigerian Navy. It is said that the command will boost safety and security to protect lives and property along the Nigerian coastline (LM). . 2. GUYANA: Pirate attacks along Guyana’s rivers and Atlantic coast have prompted the country to set up of an emergency radio network for boaters per 7 Sept 07 reporting. Fishermen outraged by more than two dozed raids over the course of the last two months met this week with Cabinet ministers to complain that armed sea bandits have stolen catches of fish and shrimp and even their small vessels. The new measures include adding special markings on engines to track stolen equipment. These new measures should reduce attacks and help police track the pirates. The government has also proposed increasing the maximum prison sentences for convicted pirates from 10 years to 25 years. The legislation, expected to be submitted to Parliament later this year, would make piracy a crime on par with murder or manslaughter (AP). . 3. YEMEN: Per 21 Aug reporting, three Fish Aggregating Devices (FAD) have been laid and placed in the following positions: 13:49.520'N-048:04.100'E; 13:56.150'N-048:00.025'E; 14:00.860'N-048:06.200'E. The devices are anchored to the sea bed, attached by a mooring line to a red spherical surface buoy. Each buoy is fitted with a mast, a flashing light (2 mile range) and a radar reflector. Each device has a floating surface mat approximately 5 meters long by 2 meters wide attached to the buoy. Ships navigating in the vicinity shall keep well clear. ONI COMMENT: These designated areas will likely result in a concentrated area of fishing activity

which increases the potential for small boat interactions. Fishermen have been known to aggressively protect deployed fishing gear when merchant vessels approach (Notice to Mariners No.6-2007 issued by Yemen's Maritime Affairs Authority, UKMTO, ONI). . E. Source codes: Information contained in this report is derived through direct reporting and analysis of reports of other agencies and commercial sources. Source codes will be added to new reports to enable users requiring more detail to make contact. Codes currently in use are: . AFP, Agence France Presse AP, Associated Press BBC, BBC News BIMCO, Baltic and International Maritime Council, Denmark DHS, U. S. Department of Homeland Security DOJ, U. S. Department of Justice DOT, U. S. Department of Transportation FP, Fairplay, London GP, Greenpeace IMB, International Maritime Bureau, London and Kuala Lumpur IMO, International Maritime Organization, London INFO, Informa Group, formerly LLP, Llp Limited, London LAT, Latitud38.com website LL, Lloyd's List, daily, London LM, local media MARAD, Maritime Administration, US MSC, Maritime Security Council, US NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Brussels NGA, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Navigation Safety System ONI, Office of Naval Intelligence analysis and comment Operator, owner or operator of affected vessel OSAC, Overseas Security Advisory Council USCG, United States Coast Guard RAN, Royal Australian Navy ReCAAP ISC, Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, Information Sharing Center REUTERS, Reuters

RNZN, Royal New Zealand Navy SAP, Seafarers’ Assistance Program, Kenya STATE, U. S. Department of State TW, Tradewinds UKMTO, United Kingdom Maritime Trade Organization . 2. Designation of a high threat area is based on an assessment of all source information relating to the existence of, or potential for piracy and other crime, terrorism, civil unrest or low intensity conflict. Every effort is made to ensure that incidents are not double-counted. In the event double counting is detected or an event is later learned not to be as initially reported, an explanation of the cancellation of the inaccurate report will be made in at least one message prior to dropping the erroneous report. Specific incidents will be reported for one month. . 3. This week's highlights: . A. Nigeria sets up Maritime Guard Command to check sea piracy, per 06 Sept 07 reporting (Para 1.D.1). . B. Guyana fights rising pirate attacks per 07 Sept 07 reporting (Para 1.D.2.). . C. Container ship boarded, robbed 04 Sept 07, Callao anchorage, Peru (Para 5.C.1.). . D. Cargo Vessel reported suspicious approach 09 Sept 07, Somalia (Para 5.H.2.). . E Navy destroys three LTTE vessels in sea battle 10 Sept 07 through 11 Sept 07, 600NM northeast of Dondra Head, Sri Lanka (Para 5.H.5). . F Yacht (FLYING GERMANIA II) reportedly attacked 18 Aug 07, 78 miles southwest of the coast, Sri Lanka (Para 5.H.6). . G Tanker boarded, robber apprehended 09 Sept 07, Balongan anchorage, Indonesia (Para 5.K.1.).

. H. Yacht (DILAN) reported suspicious approach 09 Sept 07, 48NM southeast of Pulau Repong, Singapore (Para 5.K.10.). . I. Vessel (NOSY) boarded, robbed, skipper missing 11 Sept 07, in the evening, near Fergusson Island in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea (Para 5.M.1.). . J. Hawaii Super ferry indefinitely canceled future trips due to protests 10 Sept 07, Nawiliwili Harbor, Hawaii (Para 5.N.1.). . K. Greenpeace has set up a blockade per reporting 14 Sept 07, Saguenay River, north of Quebec City, Canada (Para 5.N.2.). . 4. Contents and summary of threat areas detailed in paragraph 5: . A. NORTH AMERICA: 1. Cruise ship reported suspicious approach 12 Aug 07, Long Beach Cruise Terminal, California, United States. B. CENTRAL AMERICA-CARIBBEAN: 1. Container ship boarded, robbed 04 Sept 07, Callao anchorage, Peru. 2. General cargo ship boarded, robbed, 27 Aug 07, Kingston outer anchorage, Jamaica. C. SOUTH AMERICA: 1. Fishing boat hijacked, robbed 27 Aug 07, Waini River, Guyana. D. ATLANTIC OCEAN AREA: 1. No current incidents to report. E. NORTHERN EUROPE-BALTIC: 1. No current incidents to report. F. MEDITERRANEAN-BLACK SEA: 1. No current incidents to report. G. WEST AFRICA: 1. Chemical tanker boarded 25 Aug 07, Conakry anchorage, Guinea. 2. Refrigerated cargo vessel boarded, robbed 15 Aug 07, Democratic Republic of Congo. H. INDIAN OCEAN-EAST AFRICA:

1. General cargo ship boarded 23 Aug 07, Port Said, Egypt. 2. Cargo Vessel reported suspicious approach 09 Sept 07, Somalia 3. Container ship reported suspicious approach 23 Aug 07, Somalia. 4. Container ship boarded, robbed 18 Aug 07, Tuticorin anchorage, India. 5. Navy destroys three LTTE vessels in sea battle 10 Sept 07 through 11 Sept 07, 600NM northeast of Dondra Head, Sri Lanka. 6. Yacht (FLYING GERMANIA II) reportedly attacked 18 Aug 07, 78 miles southwest of the coast, Sri Lanka. 7. Sea battle between Sri Lankan Navy and LTTE, weapons recovered 17 Aug 07, off Manalkadu coast, Point Pedro, Sri Lanka. 8. Sea battle between Sri Lankan Navy and LTTE, personnel killed 13 Aug 07, off Nayaru, Sri Lanka. 9. Chemical tanker reported suspicious approach 13 Aug 07, River Mooring No. 3, Chittagong at anchorage, Bangladesh. I. RED SEA: 1. No current incidents to report. J. PERSIAN GULF: 1. No current incidents to report. K. SOUTHEAST ASIA: 1. Tanker boarded, robber apprehended 09 Sept 07, Balongan anchorage, Indonesia. 2. Bulk carrier reported suspicious approach 29 Aug 07, Makassar Straits, Indonesia. 3. Product tanker reported missing crewmember 24 Aug 07, Belawan anchorage, Indonesia. 4. General cargo ship boarded, robbed 18 Aug 07, Belawan anchorage, Indonesia. 5. Product tanker boarded, robbed 22 Aug 07, Karimun STS anchorage, Indonesia. 6. Chemical tanker boarded 13 Aug 07, Belawan Outer roads at anchorage, Indonesia. 7. Container ship reported attempted boarding 28 Aug 07, Strait of Malacca. 8. Barge boarded, crewmembers kidnapped 13 Aug 07, Strait of Malacca. 24 Aug, ransom paid, hostages released.

9. Container ship boarded 21 Aug 07, Manila anchorage, Philippines. 10. Yacht (DILAN) reported suspicious approach 09 Sept 07, 48NM southeast of Pulau Repong, Singapore. L. NORTH ASIA: 1. No current incidents to report. M. PACIFIC OCEAN AREA: 1. Vessel (NOSY) boarded, robbed, skipper missing 11 Sept 07, in the evening, near Fergusson Island in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea. N. ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC NON-STATE ACTIVIST GROUPS: 1. Hawaii Super ferry indefinitely canceled future trips due to protests 10 Sept 07, Nawiliwili Harbor, Hawaii. 2. Greenpeace has set up a blockade per reporting 14 Sept 07, Saguenay River, north of Quebec City, Canada. . 5. DETAILS: There is reported active violence against shipping, a credible threat to shipping, or the potential to develop into a direct threat to the safety of shipping in the following areas: . A. NORTH AMERICA: . 1. UNITED STATES: Cruise ship reported suspicious approach 12 Aug 07 at 1130 local time while docked at Long Beach Cruise Terminal, California. The coast guard received a report that a suspicious boat was within the 100-yard security zone around a cruise ship. The suspicious boat was 15-18 feet long with a metal skiff that was holding three men and a female. The boat exited the area before enforcement authorities arrived. (LM: CBS2.com). . B. CENTRAL AMERICA-CARIBBEAN: . 1. JAMAICA: General cargo ship boarded, robbed, 27 Aug 07 in the evening, Kingston outer anchorage. Robbers boarded the vessel unnoticed. They broke into containers and

storerooms and stole the ship’s cargo and stores. They also entered the superstructure, messrooms and galley and stole ship’s property. The police came on board for investigations when the ship berthed (IMB). . C. SOUTH AMERICA: . 1. PERU: Container ship boarded, robbed 04 Sept 07, at 0001 local time Callao anchorage. Robbers boarded the vessel, tied up the watchman and stole from the ship’s stores and from the crew’s personal effects. The local authorities and agents were informed but did not provide any assistance (IMB). . 2. GUYANA: Fishing boat hijacked, robbed 27 Aug 07, Waini River. Five robbers armed with guns boarded the vessel and robbed the crew of their catch of fish and stole from the ship’s stores. They took the crew as hostages to another fishing boat nearby and robbed the other boat’s crew of their catch, stores and cash as well. The robbers kept both the fishing boats’ crew in one boat and escaped in the other fishing boat (IMB). . D. ATLANTIC OCEAN AREA: No current incidents to report. . E. NORTHERN EUROPE-BALTIC: No current incidents to report. . F. MEDITERRANEAN-BLACK SEA: No current incidents to report. . G. WEST AFRICA: . 1. GUINEA: Chemical tanker boarded 25 Aug 07, 0300 UTC, Conakry anchorage. Approximately 30 robbers armed with guns boarded the vessel. The crew locked all access to the ship and attempted to contact local authorities for help but failed to get a response. The robbers later left the vessel. Nothing was stolen and there was no harm to the crew or vessel. The ship weighed anchor and proceeded to high seas for safety (IMB). .

2. DEM. REP. CONGO: Refrigerated cargo ship boarded, robbed 15 Aug 07, 0130 UTC in position 05:51S – 013:24E at anchorage. Eight robbers armed with knives boarded the vessel and stole cargo and from the ship’s stores and escaped. No injuries to crew. Attempts to contact local agents via VHF were futile (IMB). . H. INDIAN OCEAN-EAST AFRICA: . 1. EGYPT: General cargo ship boarded 23 Aug 07, 2210 local time, Port Said. Robbers from five boats boarded the vessel during mooring maneuvers, despite prevention attempts by the master and crew. The robbers tried to force open and gain access into storerooms, cargo holds and the superstructure but failed as the doors were padlocked and secured. The three pilots on board, at the time, asked the master not to interrupt the mooring maneuvers for safety reasons. Once the ship was safely moored, the crew started chasing the robbers out. The watchmen and police on board started to help only when the master told them they would not get any cigarettes unless they made sure that there were no robbers onboard. The pilots later apologized for the “business people” (IMB). . 2. SOMALIA: Cargo Vessel reported suspicious approach 09 Sept 07, at 0850 UTC in position 01:30.N-050:12.5E. The suspicious vessel was at a distance of 7.5NM, bearing 335 degrees, with a speed of about 12kts and a course of 170 degrees. Closest Point of Approach (CPA) was 2.3NM. To increase CPA we altered course 40 degrees to starboard and maintained 075 degrees. Suddenly the suspicious craft altered its course to port side and tried to approach closer. The crew was immediately alerted, speed increased and the course was adjusted to keep the suspicious vessel at stern. After about one hour, the distance between the two vessels increased to 7NM, and vessel resumed its voyage to destination. The suspicious craft was descried as having a dark blue hull, white superstructure, about 50 meters in length, and the

shape and equipment as a big fishing vessel. On the starboard side, there was a small boat of orange color, hanging outboard. ONI Comment: This observed behavior is also consistent with a pelagic purse seine fishing vessel searching for a school of tuna (ONI, Operator). . 3. SOMALIA: Container ship reported suspicious approach 23 Aug 07, 0555 UTC while underway in position 00:58N-050:48E. The vessel spotted a suspected pirate boat at a range of 10NM. The boat suddenly increased its speed and headed for the vessel. The vessel increased its speed and took evasive maneuvers to maintain a CPA of not less than 5NM with the boat. The suspected boat pursued the ship for around two and a half hours before moving away (IMB). 4. INDIA: Container ship boarded, robbed 18 Aug 07, 0135 local time at Tuticorin anchorage. Robbers boarded the vessel and stole from the ship’s stores and escaped in a boat. The duty AB raised the alarm and the crew mustered. The coast guard was informed (IMB). . 5. SRI LANKA: Navy destroys three LTTE vessels in sea battle 10 Sept 07 beginning in the morning through 11 Sept 07, 600NM northeast of Dondra Head. According to the Sri Lankan Navy, they claim to have destroyed much of the LTTE’s arms smuggling network after sinking three large ships. The vessels have been sunk in three different encounters since the initial battle on Monday morning. The ships were said to have been transporting weapons to the LTTE terrorists in the South East of Dondra Head Sea. According to the available information the three ships were carrying heavy mortar guns, multi barrel rocket launchers, aircraft spare parts, large stocks of ammunition, fuel etc. Each vessel that was sunk was said to have been carrying 12-15 LTTE cadres each (LM). . 6. SRI LANKA: Yacht (FLYING GERMANIA II) reportedly attacked 18 Aug 07, at 0750

local time while underway in position 05:22.58N-78:9.75E, 78 miles southwest of the coast as of 12 Sept 07 reporting. The vessel reported being chased and attacked by a number of fishing vessels while traveling from Maldives to Malaysia. The vessel managed to fend off the attackers (www.bluewater.de). . 7. SRI LANKA: Sea battle between Sri Lankan Navy and LTTE, weapons recovered 17 Aug 07, around 0200 local time, off Manalkadu coast, Point Pedro. An LTTE boat fixed with an eight Horse Power Out-Board Motor was observed by a Navy patrol craft. When the patrol craft moved in to investigate, the LTTE boat fired at the craft. The Navy retaliated taking the LTTE boat into custody. In addition to a body with a cyanide capsule, the Navy recovered a 40mm Grenade Launcher with nine rounds, a GPS and two SMG magazines (LM: Daily News, Ministry of Defence). . 8. SRI LANKA: Sea battle between Sri Lankan Navy and LTTE, personnel killed 13 Aug 07, pre-dawn off Nayaru. Navy personnel intercepted a group of Sea Tiger boats moving toward the Pulmodai area on the northeast coast. The Navy claimed to have sunk a rebel craft after a three-hour sea battle that left three government sailors wounded. Navy sources believed that at least 12-15 rebels may have been aboard the boat that was sunk. The Navy stated that several LTTE boats were damaged in the skirmish while the pro-rebel Tamilnet.com websites claims that three Sri Lankan gunboats were also damaged. The Sri Lankan military claimed that the third seniormost leader of the “LTTE’s rudimentary naval wing” was killed along with other senior cadres in the intense sea battle (LM: Times of India, The Hindu). . 9. BANGLADESH: Chemical tanker reported suspicious approach 13 Aug 07, River Mooring No. 3, Chittagong anchorage. Suspects in country boats reportedly approached the

vessel. The boats were noticed going under the hull near the stern. The suspects were cutting off and stealing the zinc anodes. The incident was reported to the coast guard who sent out a patrol boat. Upon seeing the patrol boats, the suspects left their boats and escaped. The coast guard seized the boat and boarded the ship for investigations (IMB). . I. RED SEA: No current incidents to report. . J. PERSIAN GULF: No current incidents to report. . K. SOUTHEAST ASIA: . 1. INDONESIA: Tanker boarded, robber apprehended 09 Sept 07, at 0030 local time in position 06:15.43S - 108:27.23E, Balongan anchorage. Two robbers boarded the vessel broke into the store locker and stole ship’s property. They tried to lower the stolen items into a waiting boat but could not do so as the boat had drifted away due to engine failure and the current. The alert crew raised the alarm and two crewmembers confronted the robbers who jumped overboard. However, they could not board their boat which was adrift. One robber hung to the ballast overboard discharge on the starboard side and the other robber had drifted away due to current and swell. All crew gathered on deck and rescued the other robber. The Indonesian Navy and police were informed and were told about the adrift boat and the missing robber. The authorities managed to tow the boat but could not find the missing robber. The authorities boarded the ship for investigation and the master handed over the robber. There were no injuries to crew and nothing was stolen (IMB). . 2. INDONESIA: Bulk carrier reported suspicious approach 29 Aug 07, 0530 local time while underway in position 02:30S - 118:30E, Makassar Straits. Three white speedboats traveling at 17kts, approached the vessel from the port and starboard side. The D/O raised the alarm, sounded the ship's whistle and the crew mustered. Upon seeing the alert crew, the alleged

pirates aborted the attempt (IMB). . 3. INDONESIA: Product tanker reported missing crewmember 24 Aug 07, 0055 local time in position 03:55.3N-098:46.56E, Belawan anchorage. The vessel waiting at berth, maintained an anti-piracy watch on the forecastle, main deck and poop deck. The AB’s on the main deck and poop heard the AB on the forecastle shouting. They alerted the bridge on radio. The Duty officer tried to contact him but there was no response. The alarm was raised and the crew alerted. A thorough search was carried out for the AB but he was not found. Local authorities were informed (IMB). . 4. INDONESIA: Product tanker boarded, robbed 22 Aug 07, 1650 UTC in position 01:04.1N-103:30.4E, Karimun STS anchorage. Eight robbers armed with knives boarded the vessel. They held three duty crewmen and tied them up. The robbers broke open the engine store and stole spares. The duty officer raised the alarm and the crew mustered. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers jumped overboard and escaped in an unlit boat (IMB). . 5. INDONESIA: General cargo ship boarded, robbed 18 Aug 07, 0300 local time in position 03:54.47N-098:46.68E, Belawan anchorage. Robbers boarded the vessel and held one AB hostage. They stole from the ship’s stores and escaped. The AB was released unharmed. Local authorities were informed (IMB). . 6. INDONESIA: Chemical tanker boarded 13 Aug 07, 0355 local time in position 03:55.5N - 098:46.5E, Belawan Outer roads at anchorage. Four robbers armed with wooden sticks boarded the vessel and broke into the forward locker and attempted to steal from the ship’s stores. The duty crew raised the alarm and sounded the ship’s whistle. The crew mustered and activated the fire hoses. The robbers jumped overboard and escaped in a waiting boat, with a life raft (IMB).

. 7. STRAIT OF MALACCA: Container ship reported attempted boarding 28 Aug 07, 1030 local time while underway in position 06:06.9N – 098:30.7E. Ten armed men in a speedboat, attempted to board the vessel. Due to the ship’s higher speed, the pirates could not board and gave up the chase (IMB). . 8. STRAIT OF MALACCA: Barge boarded, crewmen kidnapped 13 Aug 07, in the evening. The vessel was carrying steel billets from Penang, Malaysia to Belawan, Indonesia when ten gun-toting pirates boarded and attacked the Malaysian vessel, kidnapping the master and the chief engineer, both Indonesian. The pirates destroyed all communication equipment on board before fleeing with the kidnapped victims. Another six Indonesian crewmembers remained onboard and unharmed. The vessel is now in Belawan for investigation. Early on 24 Aug 07, pirates who kidnapped the two Indonesian sailors have reportedly released the hostages after a ransom was paid. The value of the ransom has not been disclosed, and the identity of who paid the ransom is unknown (AP, IMB). . 9. PHILLIPINES: Container ship boarded 21 Aug 07, 2200 local time in position 14:35N120:57E, Manila anchorage. Two robbers armed with long knives boarded the vessel via the anchor chain. The hawse pipe cover, which was installed and secured by three wing nuts, was removed, as there was a gap large enough for the intruder’s hand to reach through and remove the nuts. The intruders very quickly lifted the forward 6-person life raft, threw it over the side, jumped into the water, and escaped using a small motorboat. No injury to crewmembers (IMB). . 10. SINGAPORE: Yacht (DILAN) reported suspicious approach 09 Sept 07, at 1145 local time in position 01:54.1N-106:31.49E, 48NM southeast of Pulau Repong. The vessel reported two speedboats carrying an unknown number of men onboard and that were believed to be

armed, were trailing the vessel at close proximity. Suspicious of their intention, the yacht broadcasted the incident via their VHF radio. The master of a container ship, the (HUB TRADER) received the report on his VHF radio and relayed the incident to the Singapore Port Operations Control Centre (POCC). The POCC, upon receipt of the relay, informed the Maritime Rescue and Coordination (MRCC) Jakarta about the incident and made navigational broadcast of the incident on the NAVTEX and SAFETYNET system (ReCAAP ISC). . L. NORTH ASIA: No current incidents to report. . M. PACIFIC-ANTARCTIC OCEAN: . 1. PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Vessel (NOSY) boarded, robbed, skipper missing per reporting 11 Sept 07, in the evening, near Fergusson Island in Milne Bay Province. The captain of the vessel is believed to have jumped overboard while the crew was hospitalized after pirates boarded their boat and robbed. A Milne Bay provincial disaster officer said the crew sustained injuries from sharp objects and were receiving medical treatment at the Alotau hospital. The captain jumped overboard near Valeta point around 2300 local time and a search party was sent out but have yet to locate him. The 28feet workboat, transporting passengers and cargo was headed for Alotau after leaving Mabawoia station in the Esa’ala district. The boat was then interecepted by pirates who were using a speedboat. The crew was able to bring the boat back to Mabawaoia station after the confrontation and met with merchant vessel (POMIO QUEEN) that took them to Alotau. An officer stated that piracy was a problem in Milne Bay waters but police do not have the resources and funds to combat it. The officer also stated that this was the third piracy incident this year (LM). . N. ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC NON-STATE ACTIVIST GROUPS: .

1. HAWAII SUPERFERRY PROTESTORS: Hawaii Superferry indefinitely canceled future trips due to protests 10 Sept 07, Nawiliwili Harbor. The decision to cancel all future trips to Kaua’i was made after Coast Guard officials informed the company that they could not guarantee the Alakai’s safe passage into Nawililwilil Harbor. Hundreds of protestors kept the 350-foot catamaran out of the harbor for three hours, and it turned around and headed back to Honolulu. The action came ahead of a crucial hearing before a Maui judge who will consider what could be a suspension of the company’s Maui service until the state completes an environmental assessment (LM). . 2. GREENPEACE: Greenpeace has set up a blockade 14 Sept 07, Saguenay River, north of Quebec City, Canada. A Greenpeace spokesman stated that SFK Pulp was targeted because it is one of several companies linked to destruction of the boreal forest. According to the Greenpeace spokesman, the pulp is destined for Europe to be turned into magazine paper sold to most magazine publishing houses in Europe. The Greenpeace ship, the 50-metra (ARCTIC SUNRISE) in on site, along with four Greenpeace Zodiacs. Two activists are in the water in liferafts sitting in front of the freighter (JAEGER ARROW) while other activists are attempting to lock down the vessels mooring lines. Greenpeace claims the action will continue until SFK Pulp makes an effort to change its practices. Saguenay police are on the scene but have not made any arrests (REUTERS). . 6. Originator of this WWTTS report requests consumer feedback. Originator will incorporate all anti-shipping events and violence against the maritime industry into this weekly message where appropriate. The Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) can be contacted via message traffic at ONI WASHINGTON DC//11// or, the ONI violence at sea (VAS) desk may be contacted at comm. phone (301) 669-4905 or via e-mail at dpearl@nmic.navy.mil.

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