Haze brings Malacca Strait navigational alert
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | 11:31
Malaysia’s Marine Department has issued a navigational warning to ships heading through the Straits of Malacca as the haze from Indonesia blankets the area.
Director-general Datuk Captain Ahmad Othman said ships should be extra cautious and observe their speed while sailing on the straits.
"We have reminded them to navigate at a safe speed, taking into consideration the prevailing haze condition. We are monitoring all the ships from our control centre at Port Klang... the centre will as usual be keeping a close watch round-the-clock," he said after opening a national-level Seafarers' Day at the Swettenham Pier international cruise terminal here yesterday.
Source: SeaShip News
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