Crewman of Vietnamese ship killed off PH, 7 others abducted

The Abu Sayyaf is known to operate in the area but the Philippine Coast Guard says investigation is still ongoing.
By Carmela Fonbuena

MANILA, Philippines – A crew member of a Vietnamese ship was reported killed and 7 others were abducted off Philippine waters in Mindanao.

Philippine Coast Guard spokesman Commander Armand Balilo said the Vietnnamese Coast Guard reported to them the attack on MV Giang Hai by unidentified gunmen at 7:10 pm on Sunday, February 19, off Sulu’s Pearl Bank.

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