Originally Posted by skipperpete
I think the Jabatan Laut is referring to licensed vessels under 300 tonnes, probably KLP license
ops or ferry service
Chubb insurance made a point of mentioning vessels used for reward or payment in the application for cover
Sorry Skipperpete - Your “think” and interpretation on Malaysian Shipping
Notice 07/216 is wrong.
I can confirm from my personal exchanges with the Jabatan Laut, Malaysia
that they deem this notice to apply to ALL ships, regardless of size, to include both commercial
and non-commercial vessels, be they Malaysian vessels or foreign flagged vessels. Cruisers should read the Malaysian Shipping Notice MSN07/216 to include ALL foreign flagged pleasure vessels. The notice clearly identifies that vessel insurance is mandatory for any activity in Malaysian waters.
It follows that skippers of cruising yachts who arrive at a Malaysian ports
and who can not produce evidence of vessel insurance at time of check-in, will most definitely have trouble. Additionally the Harbour Master /Jabatan Laut will not issue his port departure clearance paperwork that authorises the vessel to depart his port, and thereafter permits onward passage
, until acceptable evidence of vessel insurance is produced.
While some CF members may question the obligation for cruisers to carry vessel insurance, it is nevertheless a mandatory requirement for cruisers sailing in Malaysian waters. Please recognise that this mandatory requirement was introduced by necessity, following some significant clean-up cost incurred by Malaysia
to remove uninsured derelict, sunk, and wrecked vessels from its waters.
It is my understanding the 3rd Party Insurance is the minimum acceptable insurance to show compliance. FWIW my vessel carries comprehensive vessel insurance and is based at Langkawai, Malaysia.
If you intend to sail Malaysian waters, of course your free to try to circumvent the insurance obligation specified in MSN07/2016. Personally I expect you'll loose and it may just cost you more than the cost of the insurance.