Indonesia Says it Will Enforce IMO 2020 Fuel Rules on Schedule

JAKARTA, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Indonesian-flagged ships will comply with new low-sulphur fuel rules that start next year, the country's Ministry of Transportation said on Tuesday, after earlier saying more time was needed to meet the requirement. Under International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules that come into effect in 2020, ships will have to use fuel with a maximum 0.5% … [Read more...]

Indonesia Says it Won’t Enforce IMO 2020 Rules on Domestic Fleet

By Bernadette Christina and Roslan Khasawneh JAKARTA/SINGAPORE, July 26 (Reuters) - Indonesia will not enforce new global rules mandating low-sulphur marine fuels on its domestic shipping fleet because of the high cost of cleaner fuel, an official from the country's Ministry of Transportation said this week. Under International Maritime Organization (IMO) rules that come … [Read more...]

Indonesia Questions Captain After Ferry Sinks in Lake; At Least 192 People Missing

By Fergus Jensen TIGARAS, Indonesia, June 21 (Reuters) - Indonesian police on Thursday questioned the captain of a ferry that sank without trace in a volcanic lake in Sumatra this week, warning that a criminal investigation could be launched over a disaster that has left at least 192 people missing. Desperate relatives awaiting news of loved ones prayed and sang hymns at the … [Read more...]

Indonesia, India Plan to Develop Strategic Indian Ocean Port

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA, May 30 (Reuters) - Indonesia and India pledged on Wednesday to step up defense and maritime cooperation, with plans to develop a strategic Indonesian naval port in the Indian Ocean, the leaders of the two countries said after meeting in Jakarta. Indonesian President Joko Widodo met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss, among other … [Read more...]

Indonesia Turns to Google in War on Illegal Fishing

By Karlis Salna (Bloomberg) -- Indonesia’s Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti deals with some dangerous men in her role, but they don’t rattle her. She has an equally intimidating weapon on her side: Google. Partnering with the search engine firm, Pudjiastuti is catching illegal fishing activity in real time, after thousands of vessels’ locations were revealed online. In … [Read more...]