Sail on! Movement of non-convention ships now allowed, says Ismail Sabri

PUTRAJAYA: The movement of non-convention ships – those not covered by international conventions – in Sabah for transhipment purposes is now allowed, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the special permission was given after the National Security Council (MSC) was informed by the Sabah NSC of the need to allow the movement of such ships for transhipment activities.

“The NSC was informed there is a need to transport existing stock that is stuck in warehouses.

“The council has agreed to allow transhipment activities to be carried out until Jan 15, 2021,” he said in his daily briefing here on Thursday (Dec 24).

This is to transport remaining stocks of goods that are in warehouses located in Sandakan and Tawau ports, he explained.

The Sabah government had not allowed non-convention ships to enter its waters for barter trade and transhipment activities in a move to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the state.

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