MMEA detains six Indonesian fishermen in Penang waters

  • Nation
  • Friday, 02 Jun 2023

GEORGE TOWN: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained an Indonesian fishing vessel with six crew members on board for conducting illegal fishing activities in Malaysian waters on Wednesday (May 31).

Penang MMEA director Captain Abd Razak Mohamed said the vessel was detained at 48 nautical miles south-west of Pulau Kendi at noon.

"The inspection found that the vessel had no registration number and was operated by six Indonesian crew members aged 18 to 51.

"All of them did not have valid identification documents and travel passes to enter the country’s waters,” he said in a statement Friday (June 2).

He said all the men were detained under the Fisheries Act 1985 and Immigration Act 1959/63. - Bernama

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