Ship crew thwarts attempted pirate attack off Balut Island

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The crew of MV Cecilia had to think quickly this past Saturday when a group of hijacking sea pirates attempted to overtake them off the coast of Balut Island. 

The crew  managed to lock themselves in their quarters – securing every window and every access point.

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The Philippine Coast Guard confirmed the hijacking of MV Cecilia when two boats with a total of about eight men boarded the ship and attempted to take control of it.

The crew said the men left empty-handed before a Coast Guard vessel arrived on a “mayday” call.

The Coast Guard said the attempt was not related to the kidnapping on Samal Island, which is just 200 km to the north.

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