Preventing single hulled vessels from transporting oil will negatively impact the economy, says association president

November 20, 2020

Dateline 2020-10-28, The Star:

The Sarawak and Sabah Shipowners Association is against the implementation of the Malaysia Shipping Notice (MSN) that was enforced in August this year.

Association president Ling Soon King said Wednesday (Oct 28) that the new regulation would impact economic activities that relied on diesel fuel.

The Marine Department of Malaysia had, on Aug 5,2020, issued the MSN, which prohibited existing single hulled, single bottom tankers under the Malaysia Flag from carrying oil irrespective of the age of the ship.