Haze brings Malacca Strait navigational alert

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s Marine Department has issued a navigational warning to ships heading through the Straits of Malacca as the haze from Indonesia blankets the area.

Director-general Datuk Captain Ahmad Othman said ships should be extra cautious and observe their speed while sailing on the straits.

"We have reminded them to navigate at a safe speed, taking into consideration the prevailing haze condition. We are monitoring all the ships from our control centre at Port Klang… the centre will as usual be keeping a close watch round-the-clock," he said after opening a national-level Seafarers' Day at the Swettenham Pier international cruise terminal here yesterday.  [26/06/13]

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