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Coast Guard marshal stabbed by ship passenger in Sulu

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 01:37 PM October 08, 2018

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A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) sea marshal was stabbed several times by a passenger while they were on a cargo-passenger vessel in Siasi, Sulu.

Information released by the PCG on Monday said that Seaman Second Class Michael Ladja suffered  “multiple stab wounds in different parts of his body” after a certain Juldi J Mahbud attacked him last Friday, October 5.

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Investigation showed that Ladja was inspecting tickets onboard the M/V Ever Queen of Asia when Mahbud rushed forward and stabbed him.

The officer defended himself and killed Mahbud in the process, the PCG said.

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The vessel, which was on its way to Jolo, returned to Siasi port and Ladja was rushed to a hospital for treatment.

The PCG said Ladja had been transferred and was recovering in a hospital in Zamboanga City. /cbb

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