The Selangor division of Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Saturday (21 August) said it has arrested a Norwegian-registered LPG tanker Clipper Hermod for alleged illegal anchoring at 27.8 southwest nautical miles of Sekinchan, Malaysia.
Selangor State Maritime Director Mohd Rosli bin Kassim said the MMEA Sea Surveillance System (SWASLA) and Maritime Patrol boats visually spotted the Clipper Hermod during routine operations.
The LPG vessel was manned by a crew of 20 aged between 28 to 58 years.
An initial inspection found the ship to be on its way from Singapore; it anchored in Malaysian waters to await further instructions from Norway based companies.
Further investigations found the Captain allegedly violating Section 491 B (1) (l) of the 1952 Merchant Shipping Ordinance for alleged illegal anchoring.
If found guilty, individuals face a charge not exceeding RM100,000 or two (2) years in prison or both.
A series of earlier MMEA detentions in 2021 have been reported by bunkering publication Manifold Times (below):
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Photo credit: MMEA
Published: 23 August, 2021
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