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Penang detains Dutch cargo ship for anchoring illegally

THE Penang Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained a Netherlands-registered freighter for unauthorised anchoring at 22

Penang detains Dutch cargo ship for anchoring illegally

THE Penang Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained a Netherlands-registered freighter for unauthorised anchoring at 22

14 January 2020 - 19:00

THE Penang Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained a Netherlands-registered freighter for unauthorised anchoring at 22.2 nautical miles southwest of Pulau Kendi, a small islet off Penang island south.

Its director Captain Hamizan Harun said the 143-metre cargo vessel ANET was on its way from Colombo to Singapore and was detained at about 12.30 pm on January 10, and later taken to Penang Anchorage. After inspection, it was found that the vessel had dropped anchor two days earlier without the permission of the Marine Department director, according to the Malaysian National News Agency, Bernama.



'The ship was manned by a skipper and 12 crew comprising Filipinos (six), Ditch (three), Ukrainian (two) and a Russian, aged between 20 and 57,' the captain said.



He said the case was being investigated under Section 491B (1) (I) of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 and if found guilty, they could be fined not more than MYR100,000 (US$24,584) or imprisonment not exceeding two years or both.



Captain Harun said his department will continue to intensify its monitoring and patrols in the waters of Penang and would not compromise with anyone who violated the country's laws.


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