Philippines Coast Guard jointly with other law enforcement agencies prevented sex trafficking by a cargo ship, rescuing 13 females, found on board of ro-ro ship ANRONIA 1, owned and operated by ALESON SHIPPING LINES INC. The ship was stormed by a joint team on Dec 16 in Zamboanga Port, ANTONIA 1 was to sail to Sandakan, Sabah. The victims were mostly from Luzon.
Ro-ro ANTONIA 1, IMO 9053440, GT 3471, built 1992, flag Philippines.
// Mikhail Voytenko
My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I’ve been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I’ve been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.