LANGKAWI: The government's decision to maintain superyacht, tranquility in Langkawi came as a good step to safeguard the value of the ship, an ocean liner expert told Bernama yesterday.
Chief Executive Officer of Tropical Charters Sdn Bhd, Datuk Alexander Isaac said the water quality on this island is pure and clean, compared to some other places in the country, thus alienating the task of maintaining the hull of luxury yachts that will become auctioned.
"We also have a shipyard here run by companies that have long experience and technical expertise in handling super cruises from around the world. "The inner balance does not have to be further to get world-class care," he told Bernama.
Isaac, who has been in the marine business for 12 years and operates a cruise shipping company with several ships, said Langkawi is world-renowned for cruise ship maintenance facilities to meet Balance requirements.
"Involved in this line for some time, I agree with the Prime Minister (Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's latest statement) that a ship must be run every few days because this will avoid barnacles sticking to the keel and to keep the machines in good running order. "He added.
The balance lies under the spotlight when it arrives at the dock of the Royal International Navy (RMN) of the Tiga Pangkalan (Mawilla 3) area in Malut Hill here last Wednesday after sailing from Port Klang, drawing speculation among the community for the reason being here.
The local police direct response obtained by Bernama immediately after the arrival of the ship stated that it would be temporarily anchored here, while Dr Mahathir who was in Singapore later said that super cruises needed to sail to keep in good condition.
Although the High Court issued an order on October 19 that the ship belonged to the Malaysian government and 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), he said the government would not save it and instead would sell it through auction.
The Admiralty Court on October 26 agreed to terms and conditions for the vessel bidding process to start from October 29 to November 28.
With a value of US $ 250 million (RM1.42 billion), the balance was allegedly bought by Malaysian businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low using money stolen from the 1MDB scandal. – Named