Investigations on the domestic oil tanker HP 1484 being carried out by the Vietnam Coast Guard have now broadened to include more parties, it updates.
On Friday (22 March), the Vietnam Coast Guard’s legal department and Customs Department of Hai Phong conducted additional inspections of the vessel, earlier detained on 12 March, at Hai Phong port.
“Through inspection, the ship is carrying about 18,000 liters of DO oil and 5,000 liters of waste oil,” it stated.
“At the time of inspection, Captain Hieu failed to produce the types of invoices and documents proving the legality of the oil on board; no records, papers of means and professional certificates of crew members as prescribed.”
The Hoa An Joint Stock Company vessel is in the process of being transported from Hai Phong port to the May Chai ward.
A record of previous oil tanker detentions by the Vietnam Coast Guard in 2019 can be found below:
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Related: Vietnam Coast Guard detains “BV96768TS” and “BV7878” oil tankers
Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 25 March, 2019
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