The public and maritime community especially fishermen have been advised to be vigilant or to postpone their activities at sea and along the beach in Negeri Sembilan in view of the poor weather conditions.
Melaka and Negeri Sembilan Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency director Haris Fadzillah Abdullah said this is because the high-tide phenomenon is forecast to hit the coastal areas of the state until Jan 5.
He said strong north-easterly winds winds and choppy seas with waves of up to 1.5m which could pose a danger to small boats are also expected in the waters off Negeri Sembilan.
“Most of the fishermen registered in the state are Class A fishermen who use small boats. However, if the situation is urgent and they must go to sea, they must always take appropriate safety measures such as wearing safety jackets and ensuring that their boats are in good condition.
“They must also carry with them a personal locator beacon to facilitate (response) in the case of an emergency and contact the state’s maritime operations centre at 06-3876730 or 999 which operates 24 hours for immediate assistance,” he told Bernama today.
Haris said the agency is actively conducting patrols around the state’s waters to ensure the safety of the maritime community and the public.
The Malaysian Meteorological Department yesterday issued a continuous rain warning at danger, severe and alert levels for Johor, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Sabah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya until Jan 4.