A CHINESE registered-vessel, TSHD Xin Hai Feng is not involved in stealing sand off Port Klang .
CHEC Construction (M) Sdn Bhd project coordinator Harry Tan said the vessel was not involved in stealing sand at sea.
Tan said CHEC Construction was awarded a reclamation job by PKNS Infra Bhd at Pulau Indah, Port Klang.
He was responding to an article “Sand pirates at sea” (StarMetro, Oct 5) which reported that a foreign dredger was raided during a joint operation by the Selangor State Water Management Board (LUAS) and Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) last week, where the passports of the ship’s captain and 34 crew members were seized for further investigation.
“We wish to clarify that TSHD Xin Hai Feng is not involved in illegal activity such as stealing sand from the sea. All the crew including the captain are China nationals and they possess legal documents to enter Malaysia,” he said.
Tan added that CHEC was awarded a permit to carry out a reclamation job by PKNS Infra Bhd at Pulau Indah, Port Klang.
“The dredger that CHEC use is called TSHD Xin Hai Feng. CHEC Construction Sdn Bhd is part of CCCC Group of Companies listed in the Hang Seng Stock Exchange.
“CHEC Construction is the main contractor undertaking the Penang Second Bridge in Malaysia with UEM,” said Tan.