Crew Members Kidnapped Off Coast Of Malaysia

Date Time: 17/06/2019 18:45:00 UTC
Area: Asia
Lat: 5°6’19 N
Lon: 119°12’43 E

Detail: [Boarding/Kidnap] en men armed with high-powered firearms, suspected members of Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), boarded two Malaysia-flagged fishing boats at 0245 LT in vicinty of Lahad Datu waters, Sabah, Malaysia. The armed men in one orange/white speedboat and one jungkong-type watercraft abducted four crew from the first FV and six crew from the second FV. The armed men were sighted in the area of Pondohan, Tabawan, Sitangkai, Taw-taw, Philippines at approx 0330 LT. Philippine authorities have stepped up patrols and conducted pursuit ops to rescue the abducted crew members. Reported (ReCAAP) 18 Jun.

UNID: 5749
Action: NEW
Reported By: OL BRAVO


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