Location Off Bongao town, Tawi-Tawi province
Type of incidents HIJACKING
Lat. / Long. 05:10:17N – 119:42:13E
Source: Associated Press / NYA
Date: 20 October 2016 0645 UTC
Description: The South Korean flagged cargo vessel DONGBANG GIANT NO.2 was reportedly hijacked by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.
A Filipino military spokesman has stated that 10 gunmen on board a speedboat boarded the vessel using ropes and kidnapped the South Korean captain and a Filipino crewmember. A remaining crewmember called his family who then informed authorities of the incident.
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