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Armed group approached a vessel underway - Pearl Bank, Philippines #piracy #marsec


Date 19NOV2016

Location 13NM SSE of Pearl Bank, Philippines

Type of incidents PAG

Lat. / Long. 05:34:48N – 119:47:54E

Source: ICC-IMB

Date: 19 November 2016 2320 UTC

Description: Armed persons in a speedboat approached a vessel underway.

The Master raised the alarm, took evasive manoeuvres, increased speed and alerted all crew members.

The Philippines coastguard was informed continuously and its assistance was requested.

The speedboat aborted its approach due to the crew alertness.

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