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Vietnamese Boat Caught Posing As Local Vessel In Kemaman Waters

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KEMAMAN – A foreign fishing boat owned by a Vietnamese was detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) when masquerading as a local vessel in the waters here. Pahang MMEA director Rear Admiral Maritime Datuk Zulkarnain Mohd Omar in a statement said the boat was detained on May 16 while MMEA was patrolling in…

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4 Fishing Boats Razed In Fire In Kuala Perlis

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KUALA PERLIS – Four fishing boats were razed in a fire at Kampung Tanah Baru beach here early this morning. Perlis Fire and Rescue Operation Division assistant director Muhamad Firdaus Yusop said no casualties were reported in the the fire, which was believed to have started at 1.30 am. “The department, equipped with 65 personnel,…

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MMEA Detains Four Boats Used For Blast Fishing

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KOTA KINABALU – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency detained four pump boats allegedly used for blast fishing off Teluk Karambunai near here yesterday. MMEA Kota Kinabalu Maritime District 15 director First Admiral Adam Aziz said the boats were detained at 2.05 pm following a public tip-off. “As the MMEA patrol boats tried to get close…

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Boat Frame Found During Search For Capsized Catamaran

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KOTA KINABALU – Police today confirmed the discovery of a boat frame in Membakut waters near here yesterday but have yet to ascertain whether it was of the catamaran that capsized in the waters of Pulau Mengalum on Jan 28. Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Ramli Din said police were trying to establish whether the frame…

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First Batch Of Victims In Capsized Catamaran Arrive In KK

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KOTA KINABALU – The first batch of victims in the catamaran which capsized while on its way to Pulau Mengalum last Saturday arrived here early today. Twenty of the victims, along with three who perished in the tragedy, arrived on a fishing boat escorted by a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) vessel and a police…

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SAR For 6 Missing Victims In Capsized Catamaran Continues

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KOTA KINABALU – The search and rescue (SAR) operation for six more victims in the catamaran which capsized while on its way to Pulau Mengalum last Saturday continues today. A Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) spokesman said the operation, which involved various agencies, including MMEA, as well as the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) and the…

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Missing Catamaran: Authorities Stepping Up Search

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KOTA KINABALU – Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman said the relevant authorities are stepping up their search for the catamaran with 28 tourists from China and three crew members that went missing while on a journey from here to Pulau Mengalum yesterday. “I have directed the search and rescue (SAR) mission to utilise…

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Boat With 10 On Board Sinks Off Tawau

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TAWAU – A boat capsized in the waters off Tawau Wednesday, but all 10 people on board were rescued. Tawau Police deputy chief Supt Mustafa Maaruf Mustafa said the six women and four men had been taken to Kampung Sungai Melayu. The Sabah Fire and Rescue Department said the boat is believed to have sunk…

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Four Indonesians Drowned, 33 Rescued In Kota Tinggi

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  JOHOR BAHARU – Four people believed to be Indonesian nationals drowned  when a boat sank in Pantai Batu Layar, Kota Tinggi last night. The Operations Commander of the Bandar Penawar Fire and Rescue Station, Azlan Mohd Sobri said the dead comprised three women and a man. He said 33 others, comprising eight women and…

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6 Bodies From Sabak Bernam Boat Tragedy Identified

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HUTAN MELINTANG – Six of the 24 deceased in the Sabak Bernam boat tragedy have been identified. Hilir Perak district police chief ACP Mohd Shuhaily Mohd Zain said the victims comprised four women and two men. Five were identified by their family members at the forensic unit at Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, while one, at…

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Four Drown, Three Missing In Boat Mishap Off Selangor

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TANJONG KARANG – Four people drowned and three others went missing after a boat carrying 14 people capsized near here during a ritual to sprinkle the ashes of a dead relative in the sea last night, according to the Selangor Fire and Rescue Department. Its assistant director, Mohd Sani Harul, said the mishap happened at…

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