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Malaysia: MMEA detains unladen tanker over unauthorised docking

29 Aug 2019
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Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia, also known as Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA), on Tuesday (27 August) around noon detained an unladen Mongolia-flagged tanker over unauthorised docking at approximately 3.1 nautical miles east of Johor.

“Detention was made after an investigation found that the tanker had failed to issue the necessary permission from the Marine Director,” said Maritime Captain Mohd Zulfadli Bin Nayan, Director of Maritime Zone Tg. Sedili (ZMTS).

The identity of the tanker has been withheld by MMEA.

The ship was operated by 11 crew aged 28 to 46 comprising of a Captain (Master), eight Myanmar nationals and the rest Filipinos.

The case is being investigated under the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952, Section 491B (1) (l) of the Marine Director.

If found guilty, the offender could be fined not more than RM100,000 or imprisonment not more than two years, or both.

“The Malaysian Maritime has always been serious in enforcing the law and enhancing patrols to ensure that the country's waters are kept safe and that the law is complied within [sic] the country's waters especially in the East Johor waters,” states Nayan.

Photo credit: Agensi Penguatkuasaan Maritim Malaysia
Published: 29 August, 2019


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