The Vietnam Coast Guard on Friday (18 February) seized a tanker, TG 90678TS, carrying 110,000 litres of diesel oil for further investigation at the Vung Tau port, it said.
According to the authority, the tanker was spotted about 140 nautical miles southwest of Con Dao Islands and was observing suspicious activities and was stopped for an inspection at 1430 hrs on 15 February.
The Vietnam Coast Guard said the five crew members on board could not produce invoices and documents proving the legal origin of the oil on board, and failed to produce identification documents during the time of inspection.
A series of earlier Vietnamese Coast Guard arrests covered by Manifold Times in 2021 are as follows:
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Related: Vietnam: Coast Guards detain vessel carrying 40,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil
Related: Vietnam Coast Guard detains modified fishing boat with 100,000 litres of DO
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: 21 February, 2022
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U.S. Claims Register Summary recorded a total USD 833 million claim from a total 180 creditors against O.W. Bunker USA, according to the creditor list seen by Singapore bunkering publication Manifold Times.
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.