AIS made mandatory in Indonesian waters

Foreign-flagged and Indonesian-flagged ships sailing in Indonesian territorial waters must install and activate an automatic identification system (AIS) following the entry into force of a new regulation on 20 August. The new rules, as mandated […]

Indonesia U-turns on sulphur cap

Indonesia has elected to implement the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) January 2020 sulphur cap and March 2020 carriage ban on schedule, representing a U-turn over its former policy. Previously, the government of Indonesia indicated that […]

Indonesia’s new coastguard announced

Even before the final count for the Indonesian President Joko Widowo’s second term is finalised, one election promise has been met. Last week the Minister for Transport Budi Karya Sumadi announced that the government would […]

Ship missing off Indonesian coast

Fourteen days after the Indonesian flagged MT Namse Bangdzhod went missing, the search for the Indonesian flagged vessel off the Java coast continues. As yet there is no clue to the fate of the vessel, its captain […]