Boats, Trawlers and Vessels of Borneo Island
Boats activity at the waterfront of Tawau and at many other towns and cities.
February 2018 - Superyacht Equanimity previously tied to billionaire Low Taek Jho in Bali waters, Indonesia
The $250 million yacht linked to Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho 劉特佐
"After the Justice Department filed its forfeiture lawsuit against the yacht last year, Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, instructed its crew to keep it away from countries such as Singapore and Australia. He said those governments were likely to seize the vessel, and urged the crew to instead stick to “safe” places such as Cambodia and Vietnam, according to a court filing by the U.S."
Low Taek Jho https://poskod.my/cheat-sheets/jho-low/
Wooden-hulled sea vessel
Wooden-hulled vessels like this are often the only trade, transport and communication links for many islands including Borneo Island.
This type of wooden-hulled vessels is operated by merchants of the Philippines
Philippines Wooden-hulled Vessels
operated by merchants of the Philippines
MV SATELLITE II Philippines
ML B-MAGRETH Philippines
AL HAFID Z Philippines
M/L FATIMA SUR Philippines
M/L 8MJ2 Philippines
Habiba J. Philippines
MV CRF EXPRESS Philippines
This type of wooden-hulled vessels 木殼船 is operated by merchants of the Philippines
BIMP-EAGA Business Council (BEBC) chairperson Roselan Johar Mohamed in 2017
announced that Sabah Security Council has decided to stop wooden ships from
operating and that meant they would be using metal ships in the future.
This announcement has already caused much worries for the transhipment traders along the east coast and they have pleaded to help highlight their concerns.
The nature of the cross-border trading business
The cross-border trading is selling on Free On Board (FOB) basis because
Sabahan traders are not interested to sell on Cost Insurance & Freight (CIF)
On the CIF basis, Malaysia traders would need to send the goods to the final destination in Mindanao, Philippines, then our traders would get paid at the Port of Discharge.
It is risky for Malaysia traders to send Sabah ships since Malaysia flag possesses very high potential for kidnapping. Therefore Malaysia traders have worked out a preferred method with the Philippines traders. That is their ship to come over and load the goods and they pay our traders immediately.
Most Philippines ports are relatively smaller ports so they can only
accommodate wooden ships. There is no reason for them to change their boats into
steel hulled vessels.
Ports of Discharge in Mindanao are located at Bongao, Basilan, Holo, Zamboanga, etc. These are the main ports. Then the goods will be distributed to the small islands by smaller boats.
More about Philippines Wooden-hulled Vessels
A Barge 駁船
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Barge Carrying Timber
Barging Into Profit : http://www.sarawakreport.org/2012/04/barging-into-profit-the-chia-family-sue-yayasan-sabah-for-rm84-4million-in-monopoly-row/
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More about Fishing Trawlers in Sabah, Borneo Island
Passenger Speed Boat
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Purnama Express 1
Tawau - Nunukan
More about Tawau Ferry Terminal
Big boats of Bintulu over the Kemena River
More about Bintulu City of Sarawak
Primrose VIII at Samarahan Ferry Point
The Primrose VIII which serviced the Batang Samarahan Ferry point for years of ferry services is now rendered obsolete as Sadong Bridge completed in October 2016.
More about Samarahan Town
Kapit Waterfront sees a hive of activities every December during the Christmas and New Year period with thousands of holiday makers and locals stopping at the Kapit jetty to proceed to longhouses or return to their workplaces.
More about Kapit Town of Sarawak
Riverfront of Belaga Town
More about Belaga Town of Sarawak
Terminal Satu for passenger express boats in Sarikei Town of
More about Sariket Town
"ROYAL LIMBANG No: 1" Limbang - Labuan
Express boat from Limbang to Labuan Island
More about Limbang Town in Sarawak
RATU PERTAMA LIMBANG
EXPRESS BOAT FROM LAWAS TO LABUAN ISLAND
From Lawas Town you could take this express boat to Labuan Island.
More about Lawas Town
Iban Longboats at Batang Ai Lake Recreation Park
Panoramic view from Batang Ai Lake Recreation Park.
Batang Ai Lake Recreation Park is 275km (5 hours drive) from Kuching City. A man-made lake with many protected wildlife species
There is a high-end resort to stay over inside the park. Or the nearest hotels are in Sri Aman town 2 hours away.
Tilapia grower at Batang Ai Lake
Sri Aman Town of Sarawak
Sampan (Tambang) at Kuching Waterfront
Used by the villagers in Kuching North to get to work in downtown Kuching South.
There are two wooden oars tied in a cross-path formation which the boatman used to navigate the sampan.
A small boat engine at the back of the sampan . For about a few minutes, the
engine will propel the boat across the river, with the oars used to turn left or
right, depending on the final destination.
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POLIS patrol boat PA 42 Sabah, Malaysia