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MMEA Monitors Malaysian Waters For Victims Of Boat Collision In Indonesia

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TAWAU – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is monitoring the Malaysian territorial waters to locate four more missing victims of a boat-collision which occurred in waters off Indonesia last night. Tawau maritime director Captain Romli Mustafa said the agency had referred the matter to the Indonesian Consulate in Tawau, but had yet to receive…

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MMEA Detains Two Vietnamese Fishing Boats

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KEMAMAN – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained two Vietnamese Class C2 trawler boats bearing local registration numbers in the waters off Kemaman last Thursday. Kemaman MMEA chief, Lt Commander (Maritime) Mohamad Rezal Kamal Bashah said the boats, with registration numbers PAF 4385 and KARANG 3, were detained between 7am and 8.40am while trawling…

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East Coast MMEA Detains 79 Foreign Fishing Boats This Year

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KUALA TERENGGANU – The Eastern Region Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has succeeded in arresting 274 foreign fishermen for illegal fishing in the region from January to May this year. MMEA Eastern Region director Maritime first admiral Datuk Zulkarnain Omar said from the total, 30 boats were detained in Pahang waters, 33 in Terengganu waters…

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MMEA Arrests Six ‘Fish Bombers’ In Waters Off Pulau Mengalum

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KOTA KINABALU – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained six illegal immigrants and seized two boats off the coast of Pulau Mengalum here, on suspicion of fish bombing. MMEA Kota Kinabalu director First Admiral Adam Aziz said the two boats were detected between 11.20pm and 11.50pm Thursday (April 5) by the KM Berani…

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MMEA Foils Illegal Exit Attempt By 19 Filipinos

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LAHAD DATU – The Lahad Datu Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained 19 Filipino illegal immigrants while trying to exit the country illegally via Tanjung Labian waters yesterday. MMEA district maritime director Lieutenant Commander Radzil Allexender Raphael said a team of enforcement officers patrolling the area spotted a boat ferrying the illegal immigrants, aged…

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MMEA Arrests 9, Seizes RM2.5m Of Smuggled Cigarettes, Liquor

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JOHOR BAHRU – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) foiled an attempt last Saturday to smuggle into the country various brands of cigarettes and liquor valued at RM2.5 million. An MMEA team intercepted a boat carrying the contraband at about 6 pm about 1.9 nautical miles off Tanjung Piai, Pontian, arrested the nine Indonesian crew…

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3 Thai Fishermen Held For Fishing In Prohibited Zone

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LUMUT – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency Maritime District 3 detained a Malaysian boat with three Thai fishermen at 5.5 nautical miles north-east of Pangkor Island yesterday for having violated conditions of the fishing licence. Its director, Capt (Maritime) Wan Mat Wan Abdullah, said the boat was detained by maritime vessel Tagau at 5.40 pm…

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MMEA Detains Tanker With Diesel Worth RM500,000

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KUALA TERENGGANU – A tanker carrying 240,000 litres of high quality diesel worth about RM500,000 was detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcemen Agency (MMEA) here, yesterday. MMEA Eastern Region deputy director, Capt V. Pannir Selvan said the tanker, MT Aliya Sari was detained with a crew of five Bangladeshis after anchoring off Pulau Duyong at…

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MMEA Thwarts Attempt To Smuggle Endangered Birds

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ALOR GAJAH – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) thwarted an attempt to smuggle about 300 birds of endangered species into Indonesia at 4.97 nautical miles off Tanjung Gabang, Selangor, yesterday. Melaka/Negeri Sembilan MMEA director Maritime Captain Amran Daud attributed the success to information received from the public on smuggling of endangered birds through the…

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MMEA Leads Air Surveillance Coordination In Maritime Zone

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has been appointed the lead agency for the coordination of air surveillance activities in the maritime area of the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the appointment was agreed to at a meeting of the High-Level Committee on the Coordination…

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MMEA Leads Air Surveillance Coordination In Maritime Zone

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PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has been appointed the lead agency for the coordination of air surveillance activities in the maritime area of the country, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. He said the appointment was agreed to at a meeting of the High-Level Committee on the Coordination…

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MMEA Personnel Declines RM10,000 Bribe

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JOHOR BAHRU – Two Vietnamese boat skippers failed to find the easy way out of their predicament and instead found themselves in the clutches of the law. A reliable source said the two men were nabbed by Johor Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC), Kluang branch yesterday after offering RM10,000 to a Maritime chief petty officer based…

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Area Of Search For Missing Anglers, Skipper Expanded

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YAN – The search and rescue (SAR) operation to look for six anglers and the boat skipper who went missing yesterday in the waters of Pulau Bunting, Yan, has been expanded today. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Kuala Kedah base operations director, Lt (Maritime) Hairil Izhar Nor Azmi said the search area was expanded to…

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2 MMEA Boats Catch Fire, No Personnel On Board

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SITIAWAN – Two boats belonging to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency caught fire at the Kampung Acheh Fisheries Jetty here early today. Sitiawan Fire and Rescue chief Tajul Ahmad said they were alerted about the incident at 1.45am and despatched a team of five firefighters to the scene. “On arrival, one of the boats was…

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Labuan MMEA Snuffs Out Attempt TO Smuggle Booze, Boat Also Seized

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LABUAN – An attempt by several people to smuggle RM105,000.00 worth of contraband alcoholic drinks this morning came to an unexpected end when a Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) patrol from Labuan stumbled upon them in Labuan – Menumbok waters. Although the smugglers fled inland near the Mempakul river, they left behind the contraband, as…

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Search For Missing Crew Of Us Destroyer Enters Third Day

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KUALA LUMPUR – The search for several missing crew of a United States guided-missile destroyer involved in an accident off Singapore entered the third day today, with the area of search extended to 867.5 square nautical miles, according to the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA). MMEA director-general Admiral (Maritime) Datuk Zulkifli Abu Bakar tweeted that…

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2 Vessels Detained Over Illegal Oil Transfer

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LABUAN – Two vessels suspected of carrying out illegal ship-to-ship oil transfer were detained by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency off Labuan last night. MMEA Labuan enforcement chief Capt Che Adnan Md Isa said patrolling officers spotted the vessels at 10.50 pm 6.5 nautical miles south of Labuan. He said the crew were found to…

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MMEA Launches Operation For Missing Boat With 12 Anglers

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  KUCHING – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has launched a search and rescue (SAR) operation for a boat with three crew and 12 anglers which went missing after it lost contact with its owner last night. Kuching Maritime District Director Captain (M) Shahref Steve Mac Queen Abdullah said the operation was conducted after…

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Labuan MMEA Foils Attempt To Smuggle Beer To Sabah

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LABUAN – The Labuan Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has foiled an attempt to smuggle beer with unpaid duty valued at RM125,000 into Sabah, its biggest seizure so far this year. Its chief, Capt (Maritime) Che Adnan Md Isa, said the agency officers spotted the lorry suspected to be carrying the beer on a ferry travelling from Labuan to…

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MMEA Arrest Chinese Nationals For Illegal Sand Dredging

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SHAH ALAM – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA)  arrested nine Chinese nationals on suspicion of illegal sand dredging in Klang waters yesterday. Klang MMEA director Capt (M) Abu Zaki Mohammad said those arrested were the skipper and crew members of the vessel ‘Xin Zhou 1’, aged from 41 to 60 years old. “The MMEA team detected the vessel…

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MMEA Seeks Two Motherships To Boost Maritime Surveillance

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  PUTRAJAYA – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is in need of two vessels to function as motherships to beef up security control and surveillance in the country’s waters, especially to curb intrusion by foreign fishing boats and smugglers, it was stated here. MMEA director-general Maritime Admiral Datuk Zulkifli Abu Bakar said these vessels,…

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4 Local Fishing Boats Detained For Breaching Terms Of Licence

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LUMUT – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained four local fishing boats, about nine nautical miles northwest of Pulau Talang here yesterday, for breaching the terms of their licence. MMEA Maritime District Three Lumut director, Capt (Maritime) Wan Mat Wan Abdullah said its Kilat 11 patrol boat team led by petty officer Mohd Ramzuzaman…

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Kota Kinabalu MMEA Seize Fishing Boat Off Pulau Sepanggar 

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KOTA KINABALU – The Kota Kinabalu Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) seized a local fishing boat suspected to be involved in fish bombing activities in the waters off Pulau Sepanggar yesterday. Kota Kinabalu Maritime director First Admiral Adam Aziz said the boat was detected at around 9.40am when it was located 0.2 nautical miles from…

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Two Foreign Ships Escaping MMEA Captive Detained In Indonesia

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JAKARTA – Two foreign tankers, which had escaped from detention by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) two days ago, were detained in Indonesian waters by the Indonesian National Army Navy (TNI AL) yesterday. Online media quoted Indonesian Navy Western Region Fleet Commander rear admiral Aan Kurnia as saying, that they had arrested two ships…

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PM Praises MMEA For Keeping Melaka Strait Almost Pirate-Free

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PORT KLANG – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today gave the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) a pat on the back for having kept the Strait of Melaka, the world’s busiest waterway, almost free of pirates since 2006. After the MMEA went into operation in that year, it had focused diligently on combating…

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Search And Rescue For Missing Five Longest In Maritime History

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KOTA KINABALU – The search and rescue (SAR) operation for the remaining five missing persons of the catamaran that capsized on January 28, is the longest in maritime history in Malaysia. Entering its 41st day yesterday, Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sabah and Labuan Regional director, First Admiral Zubil Mat Som, said it was the…

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MMEA Detains 2 Vietbamese Trawlers Off Kelantan Waters

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PASIR PUTEH – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) yesterday seized two Vietnamese trawlers that had encroached in Kelantan waters. Kelantan MMEA director Kapten Nurul Hizam Zakaria said the first boat with three crew and its skipper was intercepted 49 nautical miles off Pantai Tok Bali at 1.35pm. The second boat with four crew and…

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MMEA Is Building 6 Large Vessels To Enhance Maritime Security

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KUCHING – The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) is building six large vessels in an effort to improve its maritime security supervision and monitoring of the country’s waters. MMEA director-general Datuk Seri Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said two of the vessels would be deployed in the waters of Sarawak and Sabah and the remaining in…

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MMEA Continues SAR To Save 13 Victims Of Sunken Boat

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TAWAU – The search and rescue (SAR) operations for another 13 victims of a speedboat that sank while heading towards Sungai Nyamuk on Tuesday, continued this morning. Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Deputy Director of Operations Tawau, Maritime Commander Rosli Mustafa said the SAR operations, participated by various enforcement and security agencies including the MMEA,…

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SAREX: Ensuring Preparedness In Handling In Incidents At Sea

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KUCHING – The Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) 2016 is to boost preparedness of the country’s enforcement agencies in facing any incident at sea, including territorial encroachment by foreign fishing vessels. Sarawak Region director of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Maritime First Admiral Ismaili Bujang Pit said the monsoon season in October and November would…

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