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Combining extensive maritime industry expertise with cutting-edge operating intelligence and analytic capabilities, the Office of Naval Intelligence is the nation’s leading provider of merchant shipping expertise. The following reports are produced to inform naval forces, merchant mariners, and the public.  


ONI Monthly Worldwide Threat to Shipping Reports

The Worlwide 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.



NOTE: Effective 28 August 2020, the Weekly Piracy Update has been discontinued and a section of our former WPU has been incorporated into our (expanded) Worldwide Threat to Shipping (WTS) Report. The new WTS section (Appendix A) provides Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea statistics and trends for the last six months and the last five years.

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Maritime Safety Products and Services

The NGA Maritime Safety Office collects, evaluates and compiles worldwide marine navigation products and databases. It is responsible for maritime safety and hydrographic activities including support to the worldwide portfolio of NGA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration standard nautical charts and hardcopy and digital publications.

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