Thursday, August 23, 2007
Nine crew members of a Thai vessel were arrested on Tuesday for fishing illegally in Malaysian waters, the Royal Malaysian Navy said in a statement. The vessel was spotted by a naval ship, KD Todak, at 8.10pm on Aug 21 near an oil rig, said the statement issued by the naval base in Tanjung Gelang hear here.
KD Todak 3506 (Center)The trawler was detected 85 nautical miles off Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, and was alleged to have been involved in illegally fishing in Malaysian waters. The statement also said that the Thai vessel was escorted by KD Todak to Pulau Kapas and handed over to the Kuala Terengganu fisheries department for the next course of action.