Tanjung Priok maritime patrol prevents fishermen from coming and going by boat

Each passenger is charged from Rp 500,000 to Rp 1 million to return home

Jakarta (medialnews) – Tanjung Priok (PLP) Sea Patrol and Coast Guard personnel on Sunday prevented three fishing boats from returning to their homes in Karawang, Subang, Indramayu and surrounding areas across the waters of the bay from Jakarta.

Tanjung Priok PLP unit director Ahmad said returning home using the three wooden boats was very dangerous for safety as travelers were using wooden boats and not wearing life jackets.

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“Previously, two ships cost Rp 500,000 each. And one ship cost Rp 1 million per passenger,” Ahmad said in Jakarta on Sunday.

Ahmad said the three ships each had two ships with nine passengers and another ship with 10 passengers.

Initially, the wooden boat or the fishing boat made the officers suspicious as it carried a lot of people and some carried mothers.

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From this suspicion, the officer then led a ship to approach. When asked to turn around by the PLP unit officer, one of the fishermen who left with some of his relatives asked for compensation.

They felt disappointed to have made preparations for the trip, but were intercepted by officers.

Meanwhile, a number of other residents cried as officers stopped the ship they were traveling in. He also asked officers not to arrest him on a return trip.

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“We see that it is quite difficult to restore the awareness process in Jakarta. Previously, someone was crying and even angry,” Ahmad said.

When a fishing boat tried to be directed to turn around, two other boats attempted to escape. Fortunately, the speedboat-type rigid inflatable boat (RIB) used by the officers was able to catch both ships.

The integrated patrol consists of four elements, namely the Tanjung Priok Gatekeeper’s Main Office, the Tanjung Priok Navigation District Office, the Tanjung Priok Marine and Coast Guard Base (PLP) and the Sunda KSOP Office. Kelapa.

It is known that in this patrol, the personnel responsible for monitoring the ban on returning home on this sea route is 56 people using six semi-rigid type vessels and two third-class vessels belonging to the navigation district and vessels belonging at Tanjung Priok. PLP unit.

The implementation of isolation patrols is in accordance with the government circular by the head of the COVID-19 treatment working group number 13 of 2021 regarding the elimination of return to the country during the month of Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr in 1442 Hijriah from May 6 to 17, 2021 and reinforced by the regulation of the Minister of Transport number 13 of 2021 regulating the control of transport during Eid al-Fitr 1442 Hijriah.

Previously, Syahbandar Patimbah, Syahbandar Indramayu and Syahbandar Cirebon had carried out awareness campaigns among the owners of fishing boats and wooden boats so that they did not carry passengers when the ban on return was in force.

However, findings from travelers using the ship caused officers to continue to conduct the isolation patrol.

“If he is found, we will order to come back. Then we appealed, and gave him a life jacket, and we escorted home and made sure to return to Jakarta,” Ahmad said.

Journalist: Abdu Faisal
Editor: Ganet Dirgantara

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