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During a 10-day operation called “Jangkar Haram”, Malaysia clamped down on illegal anchoring in its waters. The ships involved have either been warned and ordered to leave or detained and fined. BIMCO recommends Masters to take extra precaution and obtain prior permission from relevant authorities before anchoring.
Navigating the waters of Straits of Malacca and Singapore and associated waters, is not always straightforward and members need to be aware of certain legal risks that exists in these waters.
The waters in and around the Straits of Malacca and Singapore can pose various risks to ships, one of which is conducting activities outside designated areas, if the ship is not simply transiting continuously and expeditiously.
Please find attached the 15 January 2019 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelliegence Bulletin, concerning Johor, Malaysia as a Key Transit Hub for Illicit Ivory and Rhino Horn Trafficking.
Please find attached the 1 December 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelliegence Bulletin, concerning stone (Rough Stone, Quartz, and Jade) used as a Concealment Method for Illicit Ivory and Rhino Horn.
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