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Filipino fishing vessel attacked killing eight crew #piracy #marsec #shipping


Date 09JAN2017

Location Off Zamboanga peninsula, Philippines

Type of incidents ATTACK

Lat. / Long. 06:57:37N – 122:19:37E (location approximate)

Source(s): Reuters

Date: 09 January 2017, 1600 UTC (time approximate)

Description:

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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