03 April 2011

Court hands over KM Jaya Samudra 5 to the Government

Televizaun Timor-Leste, April 1, 2011 language source: Tetun - Lieutenant Colonel Pedro Klamar Fuik confirmed that the Court has handed over KM Jaya Samudra 5, a ship which was detained by the Timorese Maritime Force on November 18 of last year, to the Government and that ship has now become an asset of the state.

"Based on the court's verdict, this ship has become the property of the state and this is a good example for our state. If we cannot control and defend our sea then other people will come to do things based on their own will," Klamar Fuik said.

Klamar Fuik added that the ship is being handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to be used for fishing, adding that the Marine Force has resources to support the operations of the ship, but cooperation depends on the Ministry.

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