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The Vietnam Coast Guard on Sunday (13 December) said it has deployed an operational plan to reduce the rate of crime that usually rises before and after the lunar new year.
This is in anticipation for the upcoming 2021 lunar new year and since then, the department reports it has continuously achieved positive results.
The task force for the operations on Friday (11 December) detained vessel TG 96669 TS for carrying 150,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil.
The team was out on patrol at 3.30 pm when they discovered the vessel about 70 nautical miles Southwest of Con Dao.
Initial investigations revealed that there was a Captain and six crew members onboard and the Captain was unable to provide any evidence to prove the legality of the diesel being carried onboard the vessel.
At 10.30 am on the same day, the task force had inspected and detained vessel Project 868, 80 nautical miles Southwest of Con Dao for unlawfully for transporting 100,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil.
Currently, Marine Police Zone Command Region 3 have detained the vessel and diesel onboard for further investigations and to be dealt with in accordance with Vietnamese law.
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Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 14 December, 2020
Caroline Yang, President of SSA, addresses issues earlier raised by players; including PMC No. 04, the seven-day restriction, contactless bunkering, sampling point, hose connection, and more.
IBIA Asia, ABIS, sources from Singapore’s bunkering and surveying companies, and an industry veteran share with Manifold Times the issues expected from MPA’s latest Covid-19 measures.
The top three positive movers in the 2020 bunker supplier list are Hong Lam Fuels Pte Ltd (+13); Chevron Singapore Pte Ltd (+12); and SK Energy International (+8), according to MPA list.
‘We will operate in the Singapore bunkering market from the Tokyo, with support from local staff at Sumitomo Corporation Singapore,’ source tells Manifold Times.
Changes include abolishing advance declaration of bunkers as dangerous cargo, reducing pilotage fees on vessels receiving bunkers, and a ‘whitelist’ system for bunker tankers.
Claim relates to deliveries of MGO to the vessels Pacific Diligence, Pacific Valkyrie, Pacific Defiance, Crest Alpha 1, and Pacific Warlock between March 2020 to April 2020.