Crew Members abducted Off Malaysia 19 June 2019
Date Time: 17/06/2019 18:45:00 UTC
Lat: 5°6'19 N
Lon: 119°12'43 E
Detail: [Boarding/Kidnap] Ten 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.
ReportedBy: OL BRAVO