Cargo Ship Impounded with 200,000 Litres of Diesel



On November 22, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized nearly 200,000 litres of diesel worth about RM360,000 from a cargo ship in Sungai Salim.

As part of routine checks the enforcing officers found cargo with no documentation which led to the arrest of the ship’s captain and two crew members apart from confiscating the vessel, worth RM1.2 million, at 11.40 am.

Sarawak region MMEA commander Assistant Commissioner Salehuddin Mat Zaman said the seizure was made after the captain failed to produce any documents or permit to transport the diesel.

“Initial investigation showed that the diesel was sourced from the fisheries port in Tanjung Manis, Sarikei and that the cargo ship was heading to Kapit,” he said in a statement.

The case, he said, has been handed over to the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry.

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Source: New Straits Times