33 crew members of foreign fishing boat held after high-speed sea chase

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015

KOTA KINABALU: Malaysian coastguards fired warning shots amid a high-speed sea chase that ended with the arrests of 33 crew members of a foreign fishing boat in waters off Pulau Billean in Sabah's east coast Sandakan district. 

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sandakan district commander Capt Razak Abd Rahman said Tuesday that some of the arrested crewmen were picked up from sea as the skipper of the boat decided to abandon them on seeing the MMEA patrol boat at about 8.50am. 

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