MMEA warns shipping

Recent theft of palm oil barge highlights security issues.

Don’t be lax on security, MMEA tells shipping firms

The recent robbery case involving a barge transporting 3,700 tonnes of palm oil worth RM18.5 million from Bintulu to Pulau Pinang should be taken as a lesson for shipping companies not be complacent.

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Sarawak region chief First Admiral Ismaili Bujang Pit said robbers would take full advantage of the lax situation to rob passing ships, especially in Singkawang, Indonesia waters.

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