The Vietnam Coast Guard on Monday (28 October) detained a domestic wooden hulled vessel BD 1013 over an undocumented cargo of waste oil at the coast of Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh Province, it said.
The vessel was carrying about a total 20 m3 of waste oil found in two cargo holds, according to two crew members interviewed by the coast guard.
An inspection by the authority found the ship to only possess a certificate of registration to operate as an inland watercraft; it was operating without the appropriate certificates and papers related to goods being transported onboard.
As such, coast guard officials made a record of administrative violations over "transporting goods without papers proving the legality of the goods" and issued a decision to temporarily seize material evidences and the vessel for further investigations.
A series of other detentions carried out by the Vietnam Coast Guard on oil tankers during 2019 have been recorded by Manifold Times below:
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Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 31 October, 2019
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Glencore purchased fuel through Straits Pinnacle which contracted supply from Unicious Energy. Contaminated HSFO was loaded at Khor Fakkan port and shipped to a FSU in Tanjong Pelepas, Malaysia to be further blended.
Individuals were employees of surveying companies engaged by Shell to inspect the volume of oil loaded onto the vessels which Shell supplied oil to; they allegedly accepted bribes totalling at least USD 213,000.
MPA preliminary investigations revealed that the affected marine fuel was supplied by Glencore Singapore Pte Ltd who later sold part of the same cargo to PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte Ltd.
‘MPA had immediately contacted the relevant bunker suppliers to take necessary steps to ensure that the relevant batch of fuel was no longer supplied. Further investigations are currently on-going,’ it informs.