“We are still buying diesel at RM1.25 per litre and we will not be able to afford a decent living if there is an increase.
“We are already spending up to RM600 sometimes RM800 a day for the diesel when we are out at sea for nine hours,” Ismail said."If this claim is true, there is something really fishy about the diesel consumption. A quick calculation shows that their vessel consume a whooping 53 litres (600/1.25/9) of diesel per hour, ie, almost a litre a minute. If I am not wrong, that is how much a Boeing 747 jet plane consume!
The government subsides 10,000 litres a month per licensee, ie, 333 litres per day! To me this is a lot of diesel. If these licensees are operating many vessels each, they must be very profitable. Just check the prices of fish in the market. The prices are shocking! I will be travelling overseas next month and I shall compare the prices.