Location 21.6NM east of Basilan Island, Philippines
Type of incidents Attack
Lat. / Long. 06:36N – 122:41E
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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