KOTA TINGGI: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has discovered 100 cannon shells on the Chinese cargo vessel that was detained by the Tanjung Sedili Maritime Zone Enforcement Agency off Tanjung Sedili waters on Sunday (May 28).
Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Johor director First Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria said that they discovered 100 live rounds on board the Fuzhou-registered vessel.
"The discovery of the shells was made following the discovery of cannon shells on the vessel, believed to be from the Second World War," Nurul Hizam said in a statement on Tuesday (May 30).
He said the operation started at 8am and ended at 4pm involving two assets from MMEA with 15 officers and 12 officers from the Johor police bomb disposal squad unit.
Nurul Hizam said the seized ordinance of various sizes were handed over to the bomb unit to be destroyed.
"We have not ruled out the possibility that the vessel is involved in the theft of British warship wrecks off Pahang waters," he said.