Location Off Zamboanga peninsula, Philippines
Type of incidents ATTACK
Lat. / Long. 06:57:37N – 122:19:37E (location approximate)
Date: 09 January 2017, 1600 UTC (time approximate)
A Filipino fishing vessel with 15 crewmembers was attacked while operating off Laud Siroman island, Zamboanga peninsula.
Five armed men on board a speedboat reportedly fired on the vessel killing eight crew. Five of the crew jumped overboard and swam to a nearby island while two others who remained on board were unharmed.
The attackers fled afterwards and two coast guard vessels have been dispatched to search the area.
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