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Indonesia detained two South Korean ships

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesia detained two South Korean ships on unclear grounds, and is keeping them in detention, anchored in Singapore Strait waters between Indonesian islands Bintan and Batam.

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LPG tanker DL LILY was seized on Oct 9, while en route from Port Klang to Singapore, and is kept since then at her present position.

Bulk carrier CH BELLA was seized on Jan 11, NW of Bintan island, where she anchored on Jan 9 shortly after leaving Singapore.

Indonesia says both ships were seized for violating nation’s border and sailing into territorial waters.

Crews of both ships are restricted in their movements and remain on board, it is said, that the supplies like food and water are regularly replenished.

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