MMEA seizes 2 fishing boats suspected of using ‘cloned’ licences

Jason Santos

TWO fishing vessels were impounded by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency on August 1 on suspicion of using dubious licences.

The boats, which bore Sabah registration numbers but were crewed by Vietnamese sailors, were intercepted about 8 nautical miles from Mengalum Island in Sabah, and had giant clams among their 1,800kg catch. 

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