The first information regarding the incident came from the ship captain, Chris Paul Maligmat, who revealed that the suspects attempted to board their vessel but the crew immediately responded by splashing boiled water, after which the perpetrators opened fire. The attacks took place 4.4 nautical miles South East off Sibago Island, Basilan yesterday, on February 16.
As a result of the incident one crewmember suffered a minor injury in the hands, caused from ship glass debris. First aid was immediately provided to the injured person by the PCG Medical team who boarded the cargo vessel together with other personnel who conducted initial investigation.
M/V “Kudos” is now anchored safely at the City Pier after being escorted by MRRV-4402.