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Marine Department of Malaysia issues out of port bunkering requirements at Tompok Utara in Desaru

29 Jan 2021

The Marine Department of Malaysia on 10 January released a statement regarding clearance for out of port bunkering activities at the Tompok Utara area in Desaru, Johor.

According to the statement, all bunker vessels that have received the necessary clearance for out of port bunkering operations may do so at the following coordinates ONLY:

Latitude Longitude
01° 34.58’ North     104° 24.84’ East    

Additional information in the statement regarding bunkering operations in the area include:

  • Clearance to bunker at the above coordinates will be granted based on availability for the date applied
  • Applications to perform bunkering operations outside of the stated coordinate must be submitted 48 hours before the date intended and will only be considered under extenuating circumstances.
  • Approved vessels are required to submit forms JLM/BKI/MAKLUM/491B (1). V1.1 and JLM/BKI/BERITAHU/BUNKER to the Tanjung Pengelih/Pasir Gudang Marine Department
  • Vessels that have been given clearance are still subject to regulations under the Merchant Shipping Ordinance (MSO)1952 which includes payments for all relevant permits and adhering to all IMO conventions.

All bunkering activities are monitored under Section 491B(3) of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 and any violations carry a maximum jail term of two years and or a maximum fine of RM 100,000 (USD  23,823).

Photo credit: Marine Department of Malaysia
Published: 29 January, 2021


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