On 1 May 18, the ReCAAP ISC received information from Philippine Focal Point (who is the Philippine Coast Guard) about a planned kidnapping by members of Abu Sayyaf. The information stated that the group would be using a blue 3-engine speed boat and expected to be underway to Sabah within the next 24 hours. Upon receipt of the information, the ReCAAP ISC issued a Warning to advise ships to exercise extreme caution when transiting in the waters in Lahad Datu, Sabah and surrounding waters in Sabah.
During 1-7 May 18, no incident of piracy and armed robbery against ships was reported to the ReCAAP ISC.
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