RISS, the overseas intelligence agency of Mount Vema, has issued a statement today, advising Mount Vema companies, and government agencies to be extra careful until further notice, after reliable intelligence indicates that there are forces at work manipulating a situation so that the Vema Seamount Authority is placed at a disadvantage.
The statement was issued today after intelligence, indicating ongoing plans by foreign agents to discredit and falsely incriminate the Vema Seamount Authority of activities within the Vema Seamount Territorial waters.
Companies and agencies working with the Vema Seamount Authority are advised to check regularly the list of countries and companies banned from doing business with the Kingdom of Mount Vema to avoid disruption to services and schedules.
Unlike some other agencies in other parts of the world throughout history, Mount Vema intelligence agencies do not get involved in assassination, arms trafficking, or coups d'état, and neither the placement of misinformation (propaganda) or any other covert operations, in order to support its own or His Mount Vema Majesty’s governments' interests.
Mount Vema intelligence agencies are still young in comparison to its counterparts, but are highly effective and top secret. Its ability to collect, analyse information in support of law enforcement, international security, territorial security and foreign policy objectives is almost second to none.
South African sailing vessel MMSI: 601694200 RONIN has been fined 84,057.16 golles ($150,000 US dollars based on this week's exchange rates) by the Vema Seamount Authority after the vessel ignored calls by the Mount Vema Maritime Authorities to leave the Vema Seamount territorial waters.
The Mount Vema Police is investigating the activities of the pleasure vessel for the 3rd day now, which activities are believed to be beyond pleasure. Full details of the vessel have been provided by MRCC Cape Town to the Vema Seamount Authority this morning. The vessel operator has been informed by both MRCC Cape Town and by The Vema Seamount Authority and asked to leave Mount Vema.
Because the vessel continues its illegal activities within the Vema Seamount territorial waters, the Mount Vema division in charge of counter terrorism has been informed. The owners of the vessel will be fined 50,000 golles for every day the vessel remains within the Vema Seamount Territory and will face criminal prosecution.
According to the Mount Vema Police, the masters and charterers of the vessel will also be prosecuted. This could lead to additional fines, the forfeit of the vessel if or when sailing through the Vema Seamount Territorial waters, and every vessel managed by the company could be at risk of being detained until the fine has been paid and the accused report to the Mount Vema police.
This is a developing story, and the second penalty with more to come as Mount Vema opens an investigation looking into claims that ships are switching off their Automatic Identification System (AIS), which gives off electronic signal that indicate their speed, location and heading every 10 minutes.