'Very serious concern' over kidnapping of seafarers in Southern Philippines: ReCAAP

ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre has very serious concern over kidnap for ransom attacks in the Southern Philippines, despite a 58% drop in piracy and armed robbery attacks in Asia as a whole in 2016.
The terrorist group Abu Sayaaf started attacking commercial vessels in the Sulu-Celebes sea area in March last year and successfully kidnapping crew from 10 vessels, with a further six unsuccessful attacks.
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Source: seatrade-maritime.com

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