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#Piracy - Suspicious Approach - Pearl Island- Philippines #marsec


Date 08DEC2016

Location 17NM south of Pearl Bank, Philippines

Type of incidents SUSPICIOUS APPROACH

Lat. / Long. 05:29S – 119:38E

Source: BI/ NYA

Date: 08 December 2016 0340 UTC

Description:

Three persons in a speedboat approached a vessel underway.

Master sounded ship's whistle continuously, made PA announcement, increased speed, conducted evasive manoeuvres, installed razor wire on deck railings and activated fire hoses.

Perpetrators aborted the approach due to crew alertness and hardening measures taken by the vessel.


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