The Vietnam Coast Guard on Tuesday (14 June) said it has seized two ships transporting about 130,000 litres of unknown origin diesel oil.
The Coast Guard Region 4 Command discovered the vessels bearing the number TG 94457 TS and TG 94456 TS during a patrol at the sea about 4.5 to 5 nautical miles from the northern edge of Vietnam and
Malaysia between Monday 11.45 pm to Tuesday 4am.
The vessels displayed numerous suspicious signs, prompting the coast guard to board the vessels for inspection.
An initial investigation found TG 94457 TS to be transporting about 60,000 litres of diesel oil and TG 94456 TS transporting about 70,000 litres of diesel oil; both had no invoices and documents to prove legal origin of the oil cargoes.
As such, the coast guard made records of administrative violations and guided the fishing vessels to the port of Squadron 421 in Nam Can district, Ca Mau province for further investigations and handling in accordance with the law.
A series of earlier Vietnamese Coast Guard arrests covered by Manifold Times in 2022 are as follows:
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Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 16 June, 2022
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