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Malaysia: MMEA detains Russian-registered tanker for anchoring illegally off Johor

24 Aug 2022

A Russian-registered tanker was detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) for illegally anchoring in waters off Johor, according to MMEA on Monday (22 August). 

Johor MMEA Tanjung Sedili acting director Maritime Commander Mohd Najib Sam said the tanker was detained on 21 August at 3pm, about 23.6 nautical miles east of Tanjung Siang.

“There were 19 men and two women on board including the captain, all Russians aged between 32 and 62. All had valid identification documents,” he said. 

“The captain of the tanker failed to produce documents showing they have permission to anchor in Malaysian waters during checks.”


Photo credit: Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
Published: 24 August, 2022

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