Fishermen rescued in Labuan waters

The boat that was seized after it was found to have breached the Merchant Shipping Ordinance.

KOTA KINABALU: Three fishermen whose boat had sunk were rescued by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) together with other local fishermen off Labuan.

Their boat sprang a leak in bad weather in waters off Tanjung Kubong Friday evening.

Labuan MMEA director Capt Nudin Jusoh said they immediately radioed and sent KM Lahad Datu to the location after being alerted of the incident.

“The victims, aged between 20 and 35, were then rescued by the MMEA and local fishermen in three other boats,” he said in a statement here yesterday.

He said the victims were then brought to the Labuan MMEA jetty where they were treated for injuries.

In a separate incident, the Labuan MMEA seized a small boat that was found to have violated the local shipping law earlier on Friday.

Capt Nudin said the boat, which was located 0.4 nautical miles off Pulau Papan, was operated by a man who was ferrying six passengers.

“We found that the boat had breached its domestic shipping licence. The case is being investigated under the Merchant Shipping Ordinance (MSO) 1952,” he said.

He added that the seven people onboard, comprising Malaysians and Filipinos aged between 29 and 45, were also detained to help in the probe.

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