MMEA detains Ocean Tankers vessel

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained Singapore-registered oil tanker Ocean Gull along with 20 crew members off Penang on Sunday.

According to local reports, MMEA claims that the 9,500 dwt tanker was found to have been anchored in Malaysian waters without notifying the Marine Department or through a third-party agent as requested.

If found guilty, the operator of the ship could be fined RM100k ($24.3k) fine or face a jail term of two years.

The vessel is owned by Singapore’s Ocean Tankers according to VesselsValue.

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  1. Issues of vlcc between SGP and Indonesia anchorage.remember anchor my time mv Front Rider stern in Indonesia required to move towards SGP waters.As position of vessel was not agreed on at time.

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