Urgent pirate alert issued by ReCAAP

There has been a rise in crew kidnappings in Asia

ReCAAP ISC has today (30 October 2018) issued the following warning of possible pirate activity.

The ReCAAP ISC has received information from the Philippine Focal Point (Philippine Coast Guard) that a group of approximately 10 ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group) members armed with pistol, rifles and grenade launcher is planning to conduct kidnapping activities at any opportune time in undisclosed areas in Sabah primarily targeting businessmen or ship’s crew of foreign vessels passing through the area. They are using unmarked coloured blue and white motorbanca locally known as jungkong.

Source: Philippine Coast Guard


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