Marine police: It’s business as usual despite conditions

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  • Sunday, 24 Apr 2016

KLANG: The haze has slowed down the marine police’s speed but not the frequency of their patrols along the coast of Selangor.

Port Klang Marine police operations commander DSP Ahmad Shafiki Hussin said yesterday the hazy weather in the past three days affected the usual clear visibility of between 500m and 2km at sea.

“My officers have reported that visibility had been reduced to between 100m and 200m in the morning. Therefore we have to reduce the vessels' speed to 10 times slower than our usual speed while patrolling the waters,” he said.

However, DSP Ahmad Shafiki said this did not mean that the frequency of their patrols had decreased.

“We have special measures to deal with situations like this in our operating procedure.

“The measures include protecting our assets and personnel under trying situations.

“Although it has become more complex to deal with because of the haze, it is not an excuse for us to slow down or cut back on our surveillance and enforcement.

“It's business as usual for us,” he added.

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