Cargo Vessel Detained for Illegal Anchoring


Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) arrested a cargo ship for alleged anchoring at Selangor waters around 3:30 pm on Wednesday, reports Manifold Times.

Vessel detained for illegal anchoring

MV Anemone was on its way from Mauritius, East Africa to Jiangxin, China when approached by Malaysian Authorities for anchoring without permission on 27 September.

Selangor State Maritime Director Captain Mohd Rosli bin Kassim said the Panama-registered vessel MV Anemone was spotted at 13.6 miles southwest of Sungai Besar after failing to inform maritime authorities upon its arrival.

The Panama-registered ship is operated by a Captain and 19 male crew members aged between 21 to 60 years of age consisting of Burmese, Indian and Chinese citizens. Further inspection found the Captain has failed to present specific documents for anchoring within the country’s waters.

If found guilty under Section 491B (1)(l) of the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952, individuals may be fined not exceeding RM 100,000 or face an imprisonment term of not more than two years, or both.

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Source: Manifold Times


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