The Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained tanker Azumasan on May 10th, for anchoring without permission off Sekinchan, says an article published on Safety4sea.
MMEA seized the ship and its 26 crew members for allegedly anchoring without authorization after the captain failed to provide any papers or licenses.
A police boat was rushed to the scene and successfully detained the tanker. Everyone on the crew had the necessary documents.
Permission to anchor
The captain and his crew were directed to the Selangor MMEA Headquarters for further investigation.
MMEA director Maritime Captain Siva Kumar Vengadasalam stated that before engaging in any activities in Malaysian seas, shipping companies or ship owners should request for permission to anchor from the Malaysian Maritime Department and adhere to the restrictions specified.
To remind, this February MMEA detained a tanker for carrying diesel without any proper documents.
In 2021, The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency had detained more than 100 vessels in eastern Johor waters due to various reasons, including illegal anchoring.
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