Dutch dredger seized for alleged waste dumping

Indonesian Navy fast respond unit on Apr 8 detained or arrested Dutch hopper dredger VOX MAXIMA in Galang Island waters, Riau islands, Indonesia, south of Singapore Strait, for alleged waste dumping, without clarifying the character of dumped waste, and its’ quantity. According to available information and AIS records, dredger was working in South East China sea waters for years. It is not clear and it wasn’t explained, why did dredger sail to Indonesian waters and why it was illegal, if according to Master’s statement, dredger was managed by Singaporean company. It can be assumed from Indonesian reports, that the Captain (of Dutch nationality) and 15 crew (including Dutch, Ukrainian, Polish and Filipino nationalities) were detained or arrested, for investigation. Captain is facing 2-year imprisonment or fine of some $21,000.

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