The Vietnam Coast Guard on Wednesday (3 April) said it detained tanker ND-95222 in the waters of Bach Long Vy, Hai Phong over suspicion of transporting an illegal oil cargo.
The vessel was transporting about 200,000 litres of diesel oil; invoices for the product were inconsistent and there was no certificate of origin for the product.
Additionally, the vessel did not have a permit to transport dangerous goods and there was no oil spill rescue plan.
As such, the vessel was escorted by the coast guard to Bach Long Vy port for investigations.
A record of previous oil tanker detentions by the Vietnam Coast Guard in 2019 can be found below:
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Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 5 April, 2019
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