21 April 2017

News Story: Philippines foils seajacking plot in Sulu sea

Hanoi (VNA) – Navy boats and air force helicopters of the Philippines have foiled a seajacking attempt on a cargo vessel in Sulusea off the southern province of Zamboanga del Norte, the Philippine military reported on April 19.

On April 18, the cargo vessel with 21 crew members, which was in waters off Sioconen route from Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte to Zamboanga city, made a SOS call and reported that three motorised boats carrying armed men seemed to be attacking them and attempting to board their vessel.

The Western Mindanao Command said they immediately directed all naval ships patrolling the area to proceed to the last reported location, while two air force helicopters were also deployed to fly over the reported area.

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