Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) Detained Two Class-B Local Fishing Boats

The Perak State Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) detained two Class-B local fishing boats at a position approximately 1.5 nautical miles southwest of the mouth of Pantai Remis, at around 6.10pm yesterday.

Perak State Maritime Director, Maritime Captain Mohd Hambali Ya’akup said the detainment was carried out by an APMM boat after receiving a complaint from the local fishing community.

“The results of the initial inspection found that the first boat was operated by three crew members, including a Myanmarese skipper.

“A Thai crew and a Cambodian crew aged between 33 and 44 have used foreign crews without the permission of the Director General of Fisheries.

“Further inspection found that all of the foreign captains and crew did not have valid identification documents,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

He said the results of the inspection for the second arrest found that the boat was operated by three crew members, including a Myanmarese skipper aged between 35 and 40 years old, who also committed the same offence.

“The crews are suspected of committing an offence under Section 8 (b) of the Fisheries Act 1985 which is to violate the valid conditions of the licence and the Immigration Act 1959/63.

“All the crews and the boats were detained for further investigation,” he added.

For any information or complaint of maritime crime, the public can contact the Perak State Maritime Operations Centre at 05-6838737 or MERS 999.

by Rosli Mansor

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