MERSING: Island hopping and snorkelling activities in Mersing waters are allowed to resume from Monday (April 18), according to standard operating procedures (SOP).
"All operators of resorts, chalets, tourist boats and island hopping boats must comply with the rules set, including registering with the Mersing District Council through the Mersing Tourism Operator System (MeTOS), starting May 1."The SOPs will be issued soon,” he said in a post on the Mersing district office's Facebook page.
He said the decision is an extension of the Mersing district security committee meeting and the special meeting for the opening of marine activities in Mersing waters chaired by him and Johor Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman K. Raven Kumar.Read more: The Star »
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Scuba diving activities, however, remain temporarily suspended, said Mersing district officer Mohammed Shakib Ali.The operation officially ended at 7pm on Sunday (April 17) after no new leads on the victim were found around Pulau Bintan waters.Telegram channel for the latest updates..
"All operators of resorts, chalets, tourist boats and island hopping boats must comply with the rules set, including registering with the Mersing District Council through the Mersing Tourism Operator System (MeTOS), starting May 1. "The SOPs will be issued soon,” he said in a post on the Mersing district office's Facebook page. “The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has informed the British and Netherlands embassies,” he said here on Monday (April 18). He said the decision is an extension of the Mersing district security committee meeting and the special meeting for the opening of marine activities in Mersing waters chaired by him and Johor Tourism, Environment, Heritage and Culture Committee chairman K. “To ensure there are no more unprincipled politicians who betray the mandate of the people . Raven Kumar. Earlier this month, four European scuba divers went missing off Pulau Tokong Sanggol here: dive master Kristine Grodem, 35, from Norway; British national Adrian Peter Chesters, 46; his Dutch national son Nathan Renze Chesters, 14; and French woman Alexia Alexandra Molina, 18. On April 7, Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar ordered all diving activities in Mersing waters to cease temporarily after four foreign divers went missing in the Pulau Tokong Sanggol waters, about nine nautical miles off Tanjung Leman here.
Three divers, Kristine Grodem, 35, a Norwegian, British national Adrian Peter Chesters, 46, and Alexia Alexandra Molina, 18, a French national were found safe. Adrian then told Malaysian authorities that his son did not make it and died after becoming too weak, and his body was likely to have drifted into Indonesian waters. Efforts to implement an anti-party hopping enactment is one of the initiatives under Johor Barisan Nasional’s campaign promises during the Johor state election on March 12. Adrian confirmed with the authorities later that his son Nathen Renze, 14, a Dutch national, had died after becoming too weak to hang on. His body was believed to have been swept away into Indonesian waters and has yet to be found. Mersing has five main islands, namely Pulau Sibu, Pulau Besar, Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Aur and Pulau Pemanggil. - Bernama Article type: free .