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Hijacking 06 December 2018

Date Time: 06/12/2018 05:27:00 UTC

Area: Asia

Status: HIJACKING

Lat: 5°24’35 N

Lon: 119°1’26 E

Detail: [Boarding/Kidnap] LATE Report | Owner of Malaysia-flagged fishing vessel lodged a report at 1327 LT to the local authorities of lost communication with the skipper since 1930 LT, 5 Dec in the vicinity of Pegasus Reef, near Tambisan Island. Attempted call at 0700 LT, 6 Dec. FV with four crew including skipper at sea since 0500 LT, 2 Dec was expected to return Sandakan Jetty at 1200 LT, 9 Dec. FV was found, unmanned with the engines still running, by another FV nearby in the vicinity off Kuala Meruap, Sabah, near Tambisan Island. Vessel was towed by Malaysian authorities to Sandakan Marine Jetty. Investigation is ongoing. Reported (Source) 6 Dec.

UNID: 5607

Action: NEW

Reported By: OL CHARLIE

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