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The Vietnam Coast Guard on Saturday (13 March) said the patrol team of the Marine Police Zone Command 4 detained vessel TG-94998-TS for transporting 100,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil.
The patrol team was out on its inspection rounds on Friday, 12 March at 1.30 pm when they discovered the vessel behaving suspiciously at the southwesters coastal area 130 nautical miles from South Hon Khoai, Ca Mau.
Initial investigations revealed the vessel is a modified fishing vessel with five crew members onboard, and the Master was unable to present the necessary invoices proving the legality of the diesel oil.
Marine Police Zone Command has detained the vessel and escorted it to the port of Fleet 421 at Nam Can – Ca Mau in order for the case to be dealt with in accordance with Vietnamese law.
A series of earlier Vietnamese Coast Guard arrests covered by Manifold Times in 2021 are as follows:
Related: Vietnam: Coast Guards detain Hong Minh Petroleum vessel carrying illegal DO/
Related: Vietnam: Coast Guards detain unnumbered tanker carrying 45,000 litres of illegal DO
Related: Vietnam: Coast Guards detain modified fishing vessel carrying 50,000 litres of illegal DO
Related: Vietnam: Coast Guards detain repeat offender carrying 140,000 litres of illegal DO
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: 17 March, 2021
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