MMEA Inspects 20,000 Ships, Boats In Fight Against Piracy

MMEA’s ongoing efforts to contain maritime crime. 
From January to Aug 29, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) checked almost 20,000 boats and ships in combating piracy in local waters.
MMEA director-general, Maritime Admiral Datuk Seri Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar said inspections and 24-hour patrols were conducted with the focus on areas suspected to be targets of pirates.
“Among the focus areas are the South China Sea, the Sulu Sea and the Straits of Melaka.
“Through the checks, the MMEA has been able to detect and prevent unwanted elements, and not just pirate attacks, but also smuggling activities,” he said.
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