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HIJACK / KIDNAP Meghna River, Hatiya Upazila, Bangladesh

Date 04OCT2016

Location Meghna River, Hatiya upazila

Type of incidents HIJACK / KIDNAP

Lat. / Long. 22:37N – 090:51E

Source: Prothom Alo/ NYA

Date: 04 October 2016, 0000 UTC

Description: Pirates hijacked two fishing trawlers and kidnapped 32 fishermen along the Meghna River in Hatiya upazila. The pirates also looted fish worth approximately USD2,500 before kidnapping the fishermen.

The pirates later released 20 of the fishermen but 12 remain in captivity. N.B. Incident time and location are approximate.

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