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Singapore oil tanker ‘Ocean Gull’ detained by MMEA Penang State

07 Jan 2020
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Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) on Sunday (5 January) detained the Singapore-registered oil tanker Ocean Gull under section 491B(l) of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 for anchoring in a non-anchorage areas without permission, according to an official statement from MMEA.

Ocean Gull was found 26 nautical miles north of Penang Island at 1200 hours on Sunday and is registered in Singapore, said Penang State MMEA Director Captain Hamizan Harun.

The 9,551 dwt oil tanker was manned by 20 crew members (Captain included), comprising of four Bangladeshi, eight Chinese, seven Myanmar and one Indonesian nationals, he said.

If found guilty under section 491B(l) of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952, those convicted may face a fine of up to RM100,000 or a jail term of up to two years or both, according to Captain Hamizan.

Photo credit: Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency
Published: 7 January, 2020

 

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