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Marine police detain five foreign vessels for poaching

VOI NEWS, 12:00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 07-13-2017

Indonesia's Marine Police have detained five Vietnamese-flagged vessels for illegal fishing in Natuna waters, a spokesman of Riau Island police stated.   Senior Commissioner S Erlangga WR said in Batam, Wednesday, the vessels did not have any legal documents.   The police have also seized tons of fish as evidence.   According to the police, they have violated section 27 (2) of law no. 45/2009 on fishery because of illegal fishing.   The five vessels were detained at Batuampar Port in Batam, while the ships crew were questioned by Riau Islands police //   Voi.ant


Indonesia to Showcase Ganesha Statue at Europalia 2017

Indonesia will bring the statue of Ganesha from the Banon Temple in Magelang, Central Java, to European art and culture festival  Europalia 2017.   The event will be held from October 10, 2017, to January 21, 2018.  Siggih Trisulistiono, the member of the maritime expert team for Europalia, said in Jakarta recently that the statue will be featured at the Archipel exhibition showcasing the Indonesian maritime culture.  The statue of Ganesha is on top of the Europalia International’s list to be showcased.  Singgih added that the statue is a proof that Indonesia was in communications with other countries, such as India, long time ago. According to him, there are many Indonesian arts and cultures that were resulted from cultural exchanges.  The Archipel exhibition is one of the main features in the festival that will be held in Belgium and other European countries. Singgih pointed out that the Archipel exhibition is important to show that the Indonesian maritime culture has existed for thousands of years//Voi.TI

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