Swettenham Pier Cruise Ship Terminal
Lebuh Pantai at Queen Victoria Monument roundabout
Jabatan Laut Malaysia
Jabatan Laut Wilayah Utara
11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang
Tel: 04 6578494
Jabatan Laut Malaysia website www.marine.gov.my includes a directory of all their offices throughout the country. “Utara” is the northern region which covers from Pangkor up to Langkawi
Here are 2 Shipping Notices downloaded from the Jabatan Laut web site regarding mandatory insurance cover for all vessels under 300GT in Malaysian waters which includes cruising yachts and other pleasure vessels. One year after its implementation date little action has been observed until recently - Marine Dept are now stepping up checks, including asking to see proof of insurance when conducting port clearance procedures, and spot checks of vessels at anchor or in marinas in Malaysian waters. A copy of currently valid insurance cover document should be kept onboard at all times. There will be a grace period (unspecified) for vessels without current insurance to obtain it, and they are not about to arrest anyone or seize vessels. Jabatan Laut also confirmed that all vessels moving from one port to another in Malaysian waters are to clear in and out with the Marine Dept. Also attached is the notice of relocation of the Penang port clearance desk to their HQ building in Gelugor, together with the stated operating hours. We are advised that all vessels in Penang waters, including those at anchor, are supposed to clear in and out.