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Pirates open fire and tried to board vessel, Cap Island, Philippines

Date 23NOV2016

Location Off Cap Island, Philippines

Type of incidents Attack

Lat. / Long. 06:16N – 119:53E

Source: BI / NYA

Date: 23 November 2016 0120 UTC


Eight masked and armed robbers in a speedboat approached a vessel underway at stern.

The master raised the alarm and conducted evasive manouvres.

The pirates opened fire and tried to board the vessel but failed and aborted the attempt.

All crew safe.

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