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Sonangol Drillship Detained by Malaysian Authorities

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency has intercepted the Sonangol Quenguela drillship within its terriotiral waters. According to the Maritime authority, the Bahamas-registered drillship was detained on Oct 15, just nine nautical miles east of Tanjung Balau as it was unable to produce any permits for Malaysian waters.

The Quenguela drillship is operated by Sonadrill, a joint venture between Seadrill and Sonangol.