In September last year, the Club issued an alert from the Club's correspondent, Spica Services WISMA PMI in which they highlighted the increasing incidents of detention of vessels anchored in waters off Bintan Island, Indonesia
The Club would like to alert Members to a recent increase in incidents of detention of vessels anchored in waters off the island of Bintan, Indonesia by the Indonesian Navy
The Club have been advised of Member vessels being detained by the Indonesian Navy whilst anchored in Indonesian territorial waters. Many of these detentions are occurring in vessels anchored in waters around the island of Bintan, in the Eastern portion of the Singapore Straits.
Legal Article: Contracts in Indonesia
Contracts in Indonesia - on 31st August 2015, in the case of PT Bangun Karya Pratama Lestari v Nine AM Ltd, the Indonesian Supreme Court handed down a decision that a contract not drafted in the Indonesian language is null and void.
Indonesia - Time Bars
As such in Indonesia, the law does not specify when the limitation periods begin. However, in practice, the period starts when the right to make the claim first arises. However, there is no specific maritime law/Act in Indonesia but there are few provisions in regard to the time bars/limitation as per Indonesian Commercial Code.
It has been announced this week that as of May 2017 Philippines, Malaysia & Indonesia will launch joint piracy patrols in waters of the Sulu Sea.