Tue, 08 Feb 2011

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:An illegal ship belonging to a contractor hired by PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia, has been asked to immediately leave Indonesian waters. According to sea transportation director-general Sunaryo, the ship has been operating without proper documents.

From 11 foreign ships at the oil and gas company found with fake documents last October, only two ships, SS1 and FF1 are still operating on Chevron’s field. Tanaka Lines and Chevron have been summoned repeatedly over the illegal ship, but it has remained in the same location.

Chevron’s communications manager Santi Manuhutu, said the company was trying to resolve the issue. The contract for the ship will be terminated and a new contractor will be recommended by the government.