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The Vietnam Coast Guard on Saturday (28 November) said the patrol team of the Marine Police Zone Command Region 3 has detained a vessel named BT 99998 TS for carrying 210,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil.
The team was out on patrol on Friday (27 November) at 4.30 pm when they discovered BT 99998 TS to be behaving suspiciously about 50 nautical miles Southwest of Con Dao.
Initial investigations revealed that there was a Captain and five crew members onboard. The Captain was unable to present the vessel’s documents, crew’s professional certificates and invoices proving the legality of the diesel oil carried onboard.
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: 4 December, 2020
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