Spica Malaysia – Port Klang / Kuala Lumpur


Level 22, Block E, Menara Suezcap 2
KL Gateway, No. 2, Jalan Kerinchi
Gerbang Kerinchi Lestari 59200
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone: (60) 03-7932 7100
Fax: (60) 03-7932 7099
Email: kl_claims@spica.com.my

After Office Hours Contact:

Khairizam Bin Abdul Hamid
(60) 012-332 7842

Gary Edgar Tom
(60) 012-300 9897

Fairuz Binti Mohd Fauzi
(60) 012-225 4762

Wan Akmal Hakim bin Abdul Razak
(60) 012-524 2855


In Malaysia, the authorities have now taken steps to also screen people arriving via sea. We have received the following (freely translated) update from the Malaysian authorities, MMD.


The Marine Department is collaborating with the District/State Health Office and the Port Health Authority to monitor foreign tourists entering the country through the international passenger Terminal and the Cruise ship Terminal.

The Marine Department will also inform the District/State Health Office and the Port Health Authority if they receive ships from China and if the crew originated from China, for the next health screening.

For ships entering the port, the Marine Department will assist to notify the Port Health Authority if the final port of the ship is from China. Further, the Port Health Authority will board to the ship in the anchor area. In the event of any case, the vessel will be quarantined at the prescribed quarantine area, for example the Gedong Gate waters for the state of Selangor.

The Marine Department will continue to monitor the development of the virus outbreak continuously through information obtained from the Ministry of Health Malaysia.


SCRUBBERS – 19 November 2019

Malaysia has now banned the use of open loop scrubbers or Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS)

Malaysia prohibits the discharge of washwater from EGCS open-loop system whilst in Malaysian Water (12 nautical miles from the nearest land).

Ships calling to the Malaysian Ports are advised to change over to compliance fuel oil or change over to close loop system (if hybrid system) before entering Malaysian Waters and Ports.

Mr Khairizam Abd Hamid is Spica’s KL Branch Manager and has been with Spica Malaysia since 2005, joining as a Claims Executive. In May 2012, he was promoted to Branch Manager. He is overseeing the claims handling and office management for KL office. He began his career as a seaman and got his 2nd mate Certificate of Competency in 1988. He later joined various ports in Malaysia; i.e., as a Marine Pilot at Kuantan port for 2½ years, as Traffic Superintendent at Westport, Port Klang for 3 years and Marine Manager at Johor Port Authority for 5 years. He also gained experience as a Marine Surveyor with m/s Asia Pacific Marine Superintendents Sdn Bhd for 2 years before joining Spica on Oct 2005.

Mr Gary Edgar Tom is a Claims Executive. He joined Spica Malaysia in March 2012 as a Claims Executive. Since his 5 years tenure in Spica, he mainly handles Transport Liability and Ports and Terminals claims, along with casualty and operational files for offshore and tug and barge clients. He graduated from University of Malaysia Terengganu to achieve a Bachelor Degree in Maritime Management in 2007. He began his career as a surveyor with the largest survey company in East Malaysia. He did various types of survey and marine consultancy in East Malaysia with the company.

Ms Fairuz bt Mohd Fauzia, a Claims Executive, joined Spica Malaysia since Sept 2015 as a claim Executive. In her 1½ years with Spica, she mainly handles Container Line claims, along with files involving preloading cargo survey. Under the supervision of Branch manager, she is now handling the marine casualties cases for P&I Clubs. She graduated from University Technology Mara to achieve a Bachelor Degree in Business Studies majoring in Insurance (2006). She began her career as a claim executive in an Insurance Brokers firm for 3 years. She then joined a local Shipping Company as a claim executive for 4 years.

Mr Wan Akmal Hakim bin Abdul Razak is a Claims Executive, newly joined Spica Services in August 2019. He is 28 years old and started his career in shipping industry as a Marine Surveyor. He has 2 years of experience in a survey and adjusting company and used to carry out P&I surveys instructed by Spica. He also has experience in handling fix premium P&I, H&M and cargo interests’ claims. He is holder of Diploma in Hotel management and Degree in Maritime Operations.

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