Pirate attack foiled
Abu Sayyaf Group suspected to be behind attack.
Coast Guard, Navy save cargo ship from sea pirates off Zamboanga
By: Tina G. Santos
MANILA — A firefight ensued between the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel and suspected pirates off the waters of Zamboanga on Tuesday afternoon as the government’s maritime security personnel rescued a cargo vessel from being hijacked.
The PCG spokesperson, Commander Armand Balilo, said the firefight happened after the suspected pirates apparently attempted to commandeer cargo vessel MV Ocean Kingdom that was travelling from Zamboanga to the Davao region.
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