Ship crew thwarts attempted piracy off Davao Sur

MANILA — The quick-thinking crew of a cargo ship thwarted a possible a hijacking or robbery at sea Saturday off Davao del Sur province by locking themselves in their quarters, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

About eight men on two motorized outriggers boarded the MV Cecilia, but the crew quickly locked all the vessel’s hatches and windows, said Commodore Joselito dela Cruz, PCG district commander on the main southern island of Mindanao.

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