KUANTAN May 3: The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has detained two Vietnamese boats in its two day periodically operations in the South China Sea since yesterday (Thursday).
RMN in its statement said, one of the two boats was for fishing and the other one for logistics.
The boat carrying 13 ‘fishermen’ was detained by KD Laksamana Muhammad Amin yesterday while the boat carrying logistics with eight crew members was detained by KD Ganyang today.
“The two boats were suspected to have trespassed the Malaysian waters and carrying illegal activities that could affect the economy of the country.
“The Vietnamese fishing boat when detained was carrying tonnes of sea products while the logistics boat was found carrying huge amount of diesel believed to be the supplier of fuel to fishing boats that are carrying illegal fishing activities in the Malaysian waters ,” said the statement here this evening.
RMN also mentioned that the two boats have been sent to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (APMM) for further actions. – Malaysia World News