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Indonesia seizes Malaysian flagged vessel in Malacca Strait

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesia's Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries said Wednesday that it has seized an illegal Malaysian flagged fishing vessel in Indonesian waters in the Malacca Strait.

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The captain and all the four crew members on board are Indonesians, it said.

The ministry's Director General of Marine Resources and Fisheries Supervision, Adin Nurawaluddin, said the vessel was caught on Sunday while poaching with prohibited trawler.

Data showed that since January, the Indonesian ministry has seized 48 foreign flagged vessels illegally fishing in Indonesian waters.

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