Saturday, 19 January 2019

Authority Detains Seven Foreign Crew Members

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    TEMPO.CO, JakartaImmigration authorities at Tanjung Perak port in Surabaya have detained seven foreign sailors for allegedly violating immigration documents. 

    "Of the seven sailors, two are from Egypt and five are from India," chief of East Java's immigration division at the Law and Human Rights Ministry, Zakaria, said on Friday, Nov. 3. 

    Zakaria said the seven sailors are crew members of Egyptian flagged MV Zack Bachacha 1 owned by PT Java Ocean Shipping. "The ship has trouble engine and is being repaired at Tanjung Perak port in Surabaya," he said.

    The seven sailors came to Indonesia using visa on arrival, he said. "Their permits of stay have expired since nearly five months ago," Zakaria explained.

    He said the sailors should have reported to immigration authorities to extend their permits of stay while the vessel was being repaired.

    "They can also ask their agent to repatriate them to their respective countries. We have called their agent who stays in Jakarta," he said.

    The seven foreign sailors are being accommodated at the immigration house in Bangil, Pasuruhan district, East Java.

    "The seven sailors must be deported in accordance with the law," Zakaria remarked.