The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Wednesday (28 March) said it has detained a landing craft type vessel in Miri waters on 27 March.
Director of Maritime Zone Miri Captain Maritime Mohd Shafie Haji Paing said MMEA patrol boat had detected the ship at a distance of about 6.0 nautical miles northwest of Kuala Baram at 12.00 pm.
The results of the preliminary inspection found that the vessels were suspected of committing several offences according to the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 for overloaded cargo and the Control of Supplies Act 1961 for failing to submit relevant documents.
Shafie said the crew was detained while the ship and 120,000 litres of diesel worth about RM300,000 were seized before being taken to the Vessel Detention Centre (PTV) Jetty, Miri Maritime Zone for further investigation.
Photo credit: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
Published: 30 March, 2023
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