MMEA stop local fishing boat off Pulau Rimau, three foreign crew nabbed

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized a local fishing boat about 7.3 nautical miles south-east of Pulau Rimau here on Friday (Feb 12).

State MMEA director Capt Abd Razak Mohamed said the boat, with three Rohingya crewmen, was stopped during an operation code-named Ops Benteng Laut and Ops Pertiwi at about 6.30pm.

"During an inspection, we found that the suspects had valid UNHCR cards, but did not have any permit to fish in Malaysian waters," he said Saturday (Feb 13).

Capt Abd Razak said the fishing boat was seized under Section 8(b) of the Fisheries Act 1985, which is the hiring of foreigners under the Fisheries Act 1985, where a compound would be issued upon conviction.

He also urged those with information, especially fishermen, to report to MMEA and other maritime agencies for any suspicious activities within Malaysian waters.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

MMEA , Fishing , Boat , Permit , Arrest


Next In Nation

Zahid: I never told Umno grassroots Bersatu was conspiring to hold on to power
Tamil, Sikh communities' contribution to Melaka will not be forgotten, says CM
Unnecessary to set age limit for elected leaders, says Tajuddin
King, Queen extend Tamil New Year, Vishu greetings
417,470 individuals have completed both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, says Health Minister
Court sets Aug 25 as trial date for molest case involving South Korean pastor
Kapit Sessions Court hands down sentences to 17 people for drug offences
Rich nations hoarding Covid-19 vaccine among reasons for low supply, says Khairy
Cops raid house, seize over 20,000 cans and bottles of illegal alcohol
Maqis seizes 28 tons of red onions worth RM250,000 at Tanjung Pelepas

Stories You'll Enjoy