Collector time | INTERPOL and MMEA in search of ex-crew of “Ocean Pride” for theft of oil cargo

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) said on Wednesday (December 22) that it was looking for 12 Indonesian suspects, all former crew members of the registered Cook Islands tanker. Pride of the ocean (IMO 9055565), to assist with investigations.

The development is believed to be linked to a case of a missing oil cargo worth 4.86 million ringgit (US $ 1.15 million) that went missing from the tanker on October 5, the Johor maritime director said. Malaysian, First Maritime Admiral Nurul Hizam Zakaria.

He shared that the ship was en route from Singapore to Dili, East Timor with the 12 Indonesian crew members when MMEA received an attempted flight alert at a position 23.6 nautical miles east, Tanjung Siang, Johor at 1 p.m.

“An inspection by Malaysian Navy assets on-site revealed that the vessel was left unmanned and approximately 1,800,305 liters of diesel cargo equivalent to RM 4,860,823.50 were also stolen from the vessel,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.

According to Nurul Hizam, the 12 suspects wanted are:

  1. Haryadi Tri Tomi with passport number B9706316,
  2. Mangalik Despiandri (C7309394),
  3. Nordiansyah Muhammat (C1366351),
  4. Pasaribu Suherri Nanda (C2081744),
  5. Pinem Jendri (C6787829)
  6. Prasetyo Agung (C7021189)
  7. Saputra Pandu Prasetya (C7573439),
  8. Siddiq Muhammad (C7309737),
  9. Silaban Rusman (B6670491),
  10. Syahputra Haloho Marnaek (C7307752),
  11. Tarigan Harry Pranata (C7308182)
  12. Yusran (C3899964)

“The suspects are to assist in the investigation of the theft case of the tanker MT Ocean Pride which is being investigated under section 380m and section 34 of the Penal Code (Law 574)”, said he declared.

“Any party who has information or is aware of the candidate is urged to contact Commander (M) Mohd Affandi Ismail (03-89957935) at the Marine Criminal Investigation Division, Malaysian Navy Headquarters, Putrajaya, or Lt (M) Mohd Feerdaus Daud (Investigator Officer 07-8916595) in the Marine Criminal Investigation Division, Malaysian Navy Headquarters in Johor, or the nearest Malaysian Maritime Office.

A red notice has been issued by the international police (INTERPOL) regarding this matter.

Red notices are issued for fugitives wanted either for prosecution or to serve a sentence. A red notice is a request by law enforcement agencies around the world to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending their extradition, surrender or similar legal action.

Photo credit: MMEA
Posted: 23 December 2021

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