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Maritime officials in face-off with Viet enforcement vessel off Terengganu

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency had to chase away a Vietnamese enforcement vessel after it prevented its officers from detaining a fishing vessel.

More planes, boats join in search for 2 Singaporean kayakers

The duo were reported missing off Mersing on Thursday after they were separated from their friends because of rough seas and strong winds.

Sabah minister urges boycott of ‘bombed fish’

Junz Wong says when the buying stops, the practice of fish bombing will stop as well.

Demand fuels fish bombing in Sabah, says MMEA

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency says fish caught using explosives are sold for much less in the market.

MMEA foils 9th bid to harvest sea cucumber off Sabah coast

Vietnamese vessel with 500kg of sea cucumber seized off Kudat.

Labuan MMEA steps up safety checks on boats and ferries

As the Aidilfitri holiday season gets under way, the coast guard steps up efforts to prevent overloading.

Ferries have never conducted firefighting exercises, operation reveals

Surprise checks on four Langkawi ferries also find faulty PA systems and difficult-to-reach safety jackets.

Malaysia, Indonesia in talks to release fishing boat

Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman says Putrajaya has sufficient evidence to show the boat did not encroach into Indonesian waters.

MMEA concerned over fishing boats seized by Indonesia in Malaysian waters

This was based on broadcasts from the boats' tracking system, it says.

Drug suspect found hanged in lock-up of maritime enforcement agency

His wife has lodged police report that he was beaten in the lock-up during his remand.

Hundreds of tiger sharks seized as cops foil illegal fishing off...

Marine enforcement officers are questioning the Vietnamese crews of three trawlers on whether they intended to harvest the sharks for their fins or other reasons.

Stop foreign fishermen from entering Sabah waters, says minister

Junz Wong says the ministry has received complaints of foreign vessels in Sabah's waters, and urges the authorities to act on the matter.

Shahidan: Review decision on scheduled coast guard patrols

The former minister says the move will put the safety of Malaysians at risk.

MMEA wants 3 new ‘mother ships’ for patrols

MMEA chief says the new vessels will be ‘mother ships’ capable of carrying six boats and operate at sea for up to 21 days.

Rescuers stop search for remaining boat capsize victims

Maritime agency calls off the operation as there are no new leads and a slim chance of finding the victims.

1 dead, 11 missing after sand-mining vessel capsizes

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has managed to rescue 6 crew members.

Regional charter airline set to take off for GE14

Layang-Layang Aerospace expects its entire fleet to be fully booked come election time.

Nation gets first female commanding officer for ship

Aida Arzahari breaks new ground at sea after being appointed to lead KM Nyalau, a ship based in Lumut, Perak.

Search widened for 7 anglers missing near Labuan

Four maritime enforcement and navy ships are now looking for the anglers after five others were rescued.

2 unidentified bodies found in Pulau Kapas waters

Both bodies were discovered by fishermen at different locations, says MMEA

Vietnamese ‘Datuk’ remanded 7 days for bribery probe

She is alleged to have offered a RM890,000 bribe to Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency officers.

MACC nabs 22, seizes RM1.9 mil from illegal fishing syndicate

Those arrested include mastermind, a Viet woman with ‘Datuk’ title, and MMEA personnel said to have collected RM50,000 to RM200,000 for release of each boat seized.

Zahid: No agreement to welcome more Rohingya here

DPM says Putrajaya will work with UNHCR and other relevant bodies to help in the plight of the refugees who are fleeing ethnic violence in Myanmar.

7 Indonesians rescued from blazing barter trade ship

The seven crew members were rescued by a passing tugboat after the ship went up in flames near Tanjung Labuh, Batu Pahat.