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PIRACY CONCERNS GROWING IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Philippines, Palawan, Rio Tubbataha: German couple abducted from yacht

PIRACY CONCERNS GROWING IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Dinampo said the Germans were not tourists but long-time residents of Palawan. He said according to his informants, the two are now with ASG leader Radulan Sahiron.

Dinampo said the two were initially brought to the ASG stronghold in Sitio Sangay, Barangay Buhanginan in Patikul and were later transported to Barangay Kabbon Takas, also in Patikul.

''They were brought to the mountains where there is a safehouse, away from the military,'' Dinampo said.

Dinampo said the two Germans were made to join European birdwatchers Elwold Horn and Lorenzo Vinciguerra. The two birdwatchers were abducted by the bandit group in Panglima Sugala, Tawi-Tawi on January 31, 2012.

The bandit group was also allegedly behind the abduction of another Chinese national from a resort in Sabah, Malaysia.

According to the latest statistics this part of the world has become more of an issue than Somalia.

Visit the ICC Commercial Crime Services for information on latest Piracy attached.

http://www.icc-ccs.org/piracy-reporting-centre/live-piracy-report

The site includes a map showing all the piracy and armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre during 2014.

If exact coordinates are not provided, estimated positions are shown based on information provided. Zoom-in and click on the pointers to view more information of an individual attack. Pointers may be superimposed on each other.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries or wish for us to disclose anything further regarding Piracy concerns, or indeed any other interesting topics relevant to the Sailing community.

Topsail wish you all a safe and enjoyable time on the water, but would ask that you please remain alert to any potential risks througout your adventures.

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