As local media informed, MT Saiq was anchored south of Pulau Jarak, when it detained by the Marine Department of Perak, on 21 May.
Namely, following an inspection, the vessel was anchored at the spot since May 16. The reason it was detained is because it did not manage to submit a permission to anchor from the Head of Director of Marine Department.
After the detention, the ship and all of its 25 crewmembers, along with their Captain were detained as well.
They are now being held for more, as the Merchant Shipping Ordinance 1952 mandates regarding unauthorised permission to anchor by the Head of Director of Marine Department Malaysia.