MMEA detains oil tanker carrying 15,000 litres of diesel

The oil tanker carrying 15,000 litres of diesel is detained.

MIRI: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) detained an oil tanker carrying some 15,000 litres of diesel about eight nautical miles West of Kuala Niah on Saturday.

MMEA Miri director Captain Md Fauzi Othman said the vessel had failed to produce port clearance pass upon inspection. Also detained were three local crew members aged between 17 and 43 years.

All crew members and the vessel were escorted to MMEA Miri Vessel Detention Centre Jetty for further investigation.

Md Fauzi said the case would be investigated under the Customs Act 1967.

For complaints, feedback or emergencies at sea, the public can call up MMEA Miri operations centre at 085-4182204, MMEA Sarawak operations centre at 082-432544 or MERS 999.

Also detained are its three crew members.