Hijacking 17 June 2019
DateTime: 17/06/2019 18:30:00 UTC
Lat: 5°10'50 N
Lon: 119°19'19 E
Detail: UPDATE 2: [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 vicinity 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. Nine crew were reported released on the 21 Jun. Following debrief of abductees, reported that nine crew, not ten, had been abducted. Reported (ReCAAP/IMB) 18 Jun.
ReportedBy: OL BRAVO