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Malaysia: Captains of two vessels previously detained by MMEA fined MYR 65,000

21 Oct 2020

The Captains of two vessels previously detained by the Johor state division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) were each fined MYR 65,000 (USD 15,664) after being charged for the following offences:

  •   Anchoring without a permit
  •   Failing to produce the appropriate insurance policy
  •   Failing to produce wreck removal insurance policy

The first vessel is a Mongolia-registered tanker detained on 6 September, and the second is a Panama-registered tanker detained on 17 September in eastern Johor waters.

The vessels were charged under Section 491B(1)(L) of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 for anchoring without a permit, Section 361(6) of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 for failing to produce a Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claim (LLMC) insurance policy, and Section 381A (6) for failing to produce a wreck removal policy.

Both cases were heard at the Kota Tinggi Courthouse by Salawati binti Djambari.

Related: MMEA Johor detains second Mongolian-flagged tanker this week for illegally anchoring
Related: MMEA Johor detains Panama-flagged tanker for anchoring without a permit


Photo credit: MMEA
Published: 21 October, 2020

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