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The 1st Marine Police Zone Command division of the Vietnam Coast Guard on Wednesday (5 May) found 30,000 kg of unknown origin fuel oil onboard the fishing vessel HP-8527.
The fishing vessel was spotted “traveling in a questionable manner” at 3:45 am local time in the Long Chau sea area (Hai Phong), it said.
According to the authority, an inspection found the ship to be transporting about 30,000 kg of fuel oil; its crew could not present invoices and documents proving legal origin of the fuel oil oil on board.
Further questioning by the Coast Guard revealed the ship to be selling fuel oil to vessels. The vessel was actually on the way to deliver fuel oil to ships at Rung wharf, Thuy Nguyen district (Hai Phong) for consumption.
The fishing vessel was later escorted to the Got wharf area, Cat Hai district (Hai Phong) to continue investigation and handling in accordance with the law.
A series of earlier Vietnamese Coast Guard arrests covered by Manifold Times in 2021 are as follows:
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Additionally, earlier Vietnamese Coast Guard arrests covered by Manifold Times before 2021 can be found below at the link here.
Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 6 May, 2021
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