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Vietnam: Coast guard detains vessel with 50,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil

09 Apr 2020

The Vietnam Coast Guard on Wednesday (8 April) said the Coast Guard Region 4 Command has detained a vessel carrying 50,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil. 

In an official release, it said the vessel TG 90659 TS was discovered to be behaving suspiciously by patrol ship CSB 2004 at about 0920 am on Tuesday (7 April).

Initial investigations discovered five crew members and 50,000 litres of diesel oil on board. However, the Captain was unable to produce any invoices or documents explaining the origin of the oil, it said.

The detained vessel has been towed to Phu Quoc port for further investigations and legal action. 

The Vietnam Coast Guard notes that preventive measures were taken throughout the process to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 9 April, 2020


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