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Jakarta Post

Malaysian fishing vessels arrested for alleged poaching

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 13 2020   /  01:00 am
Busted -- A sea patrol manages to arrest three Malaysian-flagged vessels from Vietnam when they were illegally fishing in Bintan waters in Riau Islands on Oct.14.(JP/Fadli)

Authorities from the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry have captured two Malaysian-flagged fishing vessels with Indonesian crews for allegedly fishing in Indonesian waters in the Malacca Strait. The ministry’s director general of marine resources and fisheries supervision, TB Haeru Rahayu, said a fisheries monitoring vessel, KP Hiu 01, had intercepted the foreign vessels during a patrol of Indonesia's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Tuesday morning. Codenamed KM SLFA 5223 and KM PKFB 1786, the two vessels had three and four crew members on board, respectively. "When we checked, all of the ships’ crew members turned out to be Indonesian nationals,” Haeru said. The Malaysian-flagged vessels were brought to the nearest supervision station. The crew members had allegedly violated multiple articles of Law No. 45/2009 on fish...