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MMEA Detains Two Foreign Ships

Last Update: 06/03/2018

SHAH ALAM, March 6 (Bernama) --  The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained two foreign vessels in Malaysian waters yesterday for breaching the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952.

Maritime 4 MMEA deputy director of operations, Commander Mohd Iszuadi Mohammad Hassan said one of the vessels, a hooper barge, 'Yin Hai 15', was detained at 5.7 nautical miles of Kuala Sungai Langat near here at 4.50 pm.

Initially, the captain of the ship declined to cooperate and  threw down the ship's anchor to avoid being taken to the Maritime 4 office in Port Klang , but gave in after another maritime boat was called to the scene, he said in a statement today.

He said there were five crew on board the sand barge, all Chinese nationals aged between 29 and 55 they all possessed valid travel documents.

Prior to that, he said a barter trade ship, with seven crew including an Indonesian skipper, was detained about eight nautical miles from Kapar, Klang , for failing to display its certificate of insurance.

The barter trade ship was laden with 150 tonne of coconut, he said.




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