MALAYSIA: ARRESTS PANAMA-REGISTERED CARGO SHIP FOR ILLEGAL ANCHORING AT JOHOR

On 18 October, Manifold Times reported that the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said it had arrested a cargo ship for alleged illegal anchoring.  It is said that the vessel was waiting for further voyage instructions from its company.  Johor is a state of Malaysia in the south of the Malay Peninsula.  Described as a known hotspot for such illegal activity, in the first 9 months of 2021 the MMEA had detained over a hundred vessels in eastern Johor waters for illegal anchoring, surpassing the previous record of 93 cases in 2010.

https://www.manifoldtimes.com/news/mmea-arrests-panama-registered-cargo-ship-for-illegal-anchoring-at-johor/

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2021/09/26/mmea-over-100-vessels-detained-for-illegal-anchoring-in-johor-waters-since-january-this-year

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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