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Malaysia: MMEA detains “MT Saiq” over lack of anchoring permit

22 May 2019

The 299,999 dwt crude oil tanker MT Saiq anchored at 10 nautical miles south of Pulau Jarak has been detained by the Marine Department of Perak on Tuesday (21 May), according to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency.

After an inspection, the vessel was found to have been anchored since May 16; it failed to submit a permit to anchor from the Head of Director of Marine Department.

Following, MT Saiq and its crew of 25 including members from Pakistan, India, Russia, Oman and Montenegro and its Captain was detained.

They are held for further investigation under the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 for unauthorised permission to anchor by the Head of Director of Marine Department Malaysia.

Photo credit: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
Published: 22 May, 2019


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