Fishing Vessel Boarded By Armed Assailants 12 September 2018
DateTime: 10/09/2018 17:00:00 UTC
Lat: 4°40'36 N
Lon: 118°43'12 E
Detail: [Boarding/Kidnap] Underway fishing vessel, Dwijaya, approached by speedboat and boarded by two masked men armed w/ M16 machine-guns at 0100 LT in position 04:40.36N - 118:43.12E, Semporna waters, Off Sabah, East Malaysia. The armed men, wearing dark clothing, abducted two Indonesian fishermen. Two other fishermen managed to evade abduction by hiding in a compartment. Once the perpetuators had left, the remaining two fishermen immediately made way to Semporna to lodge a police report. No gunshots had been fired and the perpetrators fled with victims in a boat towards Tawi Tawi province, Philippines. Reportedly, both kidnap victims were transported by speedboat to Talipao, Sulu, Philippines around 1400 LT. Reported (ReCAAP) 11 Sep.
Reported By: OL BRAVO