Vessel attacked, 3 Indonesian crew kidnapped, Celebes sea
Three Indonesian crew were kidnapped from a tugboat off Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia, northeast Borneo, Celebes sea, late at night July 9. There were 7 crew on board, 5 gunmen boarded vessel and demanded from crew to present their passport. 3 of the crew presented passports and were kidnapped, 4 of the crew didn’t have passport, they remained on board, uninjured. Some regional media said it was a trawler, not tugboat. Vessel’s name said to be LD/114/5S, no vessel under such name found in known databases.