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November 20, 2020, 11.49 PM

2. Indonesia Arrests Malaysian-flagged Vessel for Illegal Fishing

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries has arrested an illegal fishing boat bearing the Malaysian flag in Indonesian waters in Malacca Strait.

TB Haeru Rahayu, the ministry’s director-general of marine resources and fisheries supervision, said a fisheries patrol boat KP Hiu 08 had intercepted the illegal fishing boat KM KHF 1923.

“The spirit of never giving up on our team has successfully caught the Malaysian-flagged fishing vessel,” said TB in his statement on Friday, November 20.

The patrol officers have arrested the captain of the boat identified as Nai Hlaing and three crew members of Myanmar nationals. The case is under investigation at the Dumai surveillance unit in Sumatra Province.

Source: https://money.kompas.com/read/2020/11/20/193200426/kapal-malaysia-lagi-lagi-curi-ikan-di-selat-malaka.

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