ORDER: MARITIME COMMUNITY BEGINS TO ADHERE TO MCO

NOOR BAKHTIAR AHMAD

LANGKAWI, March 22 (Bernama) -- The Kedah and Perlis Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency’s continued monitoring has seen the maritime community in the region increasingly adhere to the Movement Control Order (MCO), enforced since March 18 to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Its deputy director Maritime capt Zulinda Ramly said in the early days of the MCO enforcement, there were still tour boats in the island’s waters carrying out their activities.

“But the numbers have declined due to our continuous monitoring. During the implementation of the MCO, we monitor target groups such as fishermen, commercial ships and yachts,” she told Bernama today.

She said based on today’s surveillance, no banned activities were detected in Langkawi waters 

She said two assets with 30 personnel are deployed to carry out surveillance in the region during the enforcement of the MCO.

“The surveillance is to ensure that the maritime community complies with the directive which prohibits them from conducting non-essential activities at sea. At the same time, we still carry out our regular duties, including search and rescue operation if needed,” she said.

-- BERNAMA

 

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