Abu Sayyaf’s Last Known Seafarer Abductees Released
By Ankur Kundu
On April 16, ReCAAP released its first quarter report on piracy and armed robbery targeting ships in Asia. The report marks a 39 percent decrease in the total number of incidents.
ReCAAP had previously warned of kidnapping dangers near the southern islands of the Philippines last month. In January 2020, six perpetrators armed with guns and wearing masks boarded a Malaysia-registered fishing trawler. The trawler was later found abandoned: its eight crew had been abducted by the Sulu-based Abu Sayyaf Group, notorious for its kidnap-for-ransom activities.
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