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Cargo Vessel Attacked by Armed Pirates Philippines - Shots Fired #marsec #piracy

Date 03JAN2017

Location 21.6NM east of Basilan Island, Philippines

Type of incidents Attack

Lat. / Long. 06:36N – 122:41E

Source(s): ICC-IMB

Date: 03 January 2017, 0724 UTC

Description: A general cargo vessel was chased and fired upon while underway by six persons armed with AK-47 and M-16 assault rifles in two speedboats.

The vessel sent a distress signal and local authorities dispatched patrol boats to the area.

The vessel sustained some damage but was not boarded. All crew reported safe.

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