Maritime Security Alert: Planned kidnapping in / off Gulisan Island, Sabah

International Maritime Bureau has issued the below alert earlier today, Thursday 19th July 2018. Norwegian Hull Club urges all operators of shipping in the region to apply the necessary precautions.

"Ref: IMB/PRC/Alert - 114/2018

0900 UTC 19 JUL 2018

TO: ALL SHIPS TRANSITING TAWI TAWI/NORTH EAST SABAH WATERS /CELEBES SEA / SULU SEA / SOUTHERN PHILIPPINES

WARNING WARNING WARNING
PLANNED KIDNAPPING OF ASG IN /OFF GULISAN ISLAND, SABAH.

PHILIPPINES INTEL RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT SULU BASED ASG PLANNING TO CONDUCT KIDNAPPING ACTIVITIES IN / OFF GULISAN ISLAND, SABAH TARGETING FOREIGNERS OR VESSELS AT SEA ON ANY OPPORTUNE TIME. AS PLANNED, ASG SPOTTERS IN THE AREA WILL GUIDE THE GROUP IN GOING TO THE SAID ISLAND DURING THE EXECUTION OF THE KIDNAPPING PLAN.

EXTREME CAUTION IS ADVISED.

THIS WARNING WILL BE RE-EVALUATED AGAIN ON 02.08.2018.

ALL SHIPS ARE ADVISED TO MAINTAIN STRICT ANTI PIRACY WATCH AND TAKE ADDITIONAL MEASURES.

REPORT ALL ATTACKS AND SUSPICIOUS SIGHTINGS TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND TO THE IMB PIRACY REPORTING CENTRE AS PER IMO CIR 1334".

International Maritime Bureau

 

This text is informational only and does not constitute guidance or consultancy. Advice given and recommendations made do not constitute a warranty of future results by Norwegian Hull Club or an assurance against risk. No express or implied warranty is given in respect of any judgment made or to changes or any unforeseen escalation of any factors affecting any such judgment.

 


19. Jul. 2018