Esscom chief urges boat operators to install AIS

KOTA KINABALU: As fishing boats are now the target of kidnap-for-ransom groups, boat operators should install the Automated Identification System (AIS) as instructed by the police to enable fast and easy identification of the vessels, said Eastern Sabah Security Command (Esscom) commander Datuk Wan Abdul Bari Abdul Khalid.

On Saturday, Filipino gunmen snatched three Filipino Bajau fishermen near Pom Pom island off Semporna.

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