Operation Icefish Edit
Perlon has managed to escape capture by law enforcement during its 60-year career. In April 2015 Perlon was boarded by the Australian Coast Guard off the coast of the Cocos Islands and was escorted out of Australian Waters. A week later Perlon pulled into the port of Tanjung Penyusup and rendezvoused with a tugboat and a barge with a clamshell crane to offload its illegal catch. The Malaysian Coast Guard arrived a few minutes later and arrested Perlon on the spot and it is now detained in the port of Tanjung Penyusup awaiting sale and eventual scrapping.