ReCAAP suggests re-routing

Abu Sayyaf still pose a threat to shipping.

Piracy watchdog urges rerouting ships in Sulu-Celebes Sea as sailors killed

With the Philippine-based terrorist group, the Abu Sayyaf, executing three Vietnamese sailors this month, a regional watchdog on piracy has urged the shipping industry to exercise extreme caution and even re-route their vessels to avoid the dangerous areas.

“Although there have been no new abductions since May, the situation is not yet stable,” ReCAAP Executive Director Masafumi Kuroki said Tuesday during the release of its half-yearly update on the status of piracy in Asia.

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