Security Advisory for waters off East Sabah and Southern Philippines


Update to the maritime security situation in the waters off East Sabah and Southern Philippines, in particular, the Sibutu Passage. 

This advisory is an update to the IFC Spot Commentary 2/16. Included within is relevant information and a broad assessment of the state of maritime security in the specific area. Members are encouraged to note and use for carrying out risk assessment if passaging the area. Members are strongly encouraged to keep a good look out especially transiting the Sibutu passage and apply best management practices for counter piracy. It should be noted that the risk is only defined as low if BMP have been applied. 

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