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Malaysia: Offshore supply vessels in illegal STS oil transfer at Kemaman; arrested

27 May 2021

The Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA, or Malaysian Maritime) on Tuesday (25 May) said it has arrested two offshore supply vessels over an illegal ship-to-ship (STS) oil transfer operation at the waters around Kemaman port.

A MMEA patrol boat detected the two ships approaching each other in a suspicious condition around 3.4 nautical miles from Kuala Kemaman and an arrest was made to the parties at 11.30am (local time) on Monday, said Kemaman Maritime Zone Director, Maritime Commander Rashidilhadi bin Abd Rashid.

The captain and crew of both vessels, between 22 years to 61 years old, were transported to the Kemaman Maritime Zone Pier for further investigation.

The case will be investigated under the 1952 Merchandise Ordinance and guilty parties could receive a fine not exceeding RM 100,000, or two years in prison, or both.

A series of earlier MMEA detentions have been reported by Manifold Times (below):

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Photo credit: MMEA
Published: 27 May, 2021

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