Indonesian government to sink interpol fugitive vessel FV Viking

Indonesian government to sink  interpol fugitive vessel FV Viking

Illustration. Two foreign fishing vessels sunk in the waters of Medan Belawan, North Sumatra, beginning in 2016 for stealing fish in Indonesian waters. ANTARA PHOTO / Septianda Perdana/ aww / 16. ()

Minister of Marine and Fishery Affairs Susi Pudjiastuti revealed that the interpol fugitive vessel had changed its name 13 times and used 12 different flags that the fishing vessel was said as a stateless vessel.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Government is to sink the FV Viking vessel, wanted by the Interpol for several marine regulation infringements, in Pangandaran Waters, West Java Province on Monday (March 14).

"The FV Viking which has been the Norwegian Interpols fugitive had been arrested in the Indonesian waters and will be sunken tomorrow," Head of Public Relation and Cooperation of the Ministry of Marine and Fishery Affairs Lilly Aprilya Pregiwati said here Sunday on a press release.

The sinking ceremony will take place at the Susi Airs air strip in Tanjung Bantu Mandi, Pangandaran, West Java.

The Indonesian President and some ambassadors are scheduled to attend the ceremony.

Previously, Minister of Marine and Fishery Affairs Susi Pudjiastuti revealed that the interpol fugitive vessel had changed its name 13 times and used 12 different flags that the fishing vessel was said as a stateless vessel.

The FV Viking was allegedly to violate some international law and convention and fraud concerning its illegal fishing practice.

The vessel was captured by a joint Navy team at Tanjung Berakit water, Bintan District of Riau Islands Province on Thursday (Feb 25).

Commander of Naval base Lantamal IV/Tanjung Pinang Marine Colonel (P) S Irawan said the Navys Warship KRI Sultan Toha Saifuddin-376 was and a Helicopter Bolco NP 408 were deployed to conduct the arrest.

The authority arrested eleven ships crew members from several nationalities such as Myanmar, Argentina, Peru and Indonesia.

The boss or head of the FV Viking was identified as a Burmese, Irawan said.(*)

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