Date: 30 Oct 2018
1. The ReCAAP ISC has received information from the Philippine Focal Point
(Philippine Coast Guard) that a group of approximately 10 ASG (Abu Sayyaf Group)
members armed with pistol, rifles and grenade launcher is planning to conduct
kidnapping activities at any opportune time in undisclosed areas in Sabah primarily targeting businessmen or ship's crew of foreign vessels passing through the area.
They are using unmarked coloured blue and white motorbanca locally known as
2. Ship masters and crew are strongly urged to exercise extra vigilance when
transiting the waters off Eastern Sabah and Sulu-Celebes Seas.
3. Source: Philippine Coast Guard
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