Incident report - ASG plot to hijack a boat

Date Time: 30/10/2018 08:00:00 UTC

Area: Asia


Lat: 4°40’50 N

Lon: 119°1’53 E

Detail: WARNING: ReCAAP ISC has received information from the Philippine Focal Point (Philippine Coast Guard) that a group of approx 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. 

Ship masters and crew are strongly urged to exercise extra vigilance when transiting the waters off Eastern Sabah and Sulu-Celebes Seas (Lat/Long for map orientation only).


Action: NEW

Reported By: OL CHARLIE




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