The Reconnaissance Task Force 2 of Vietnam Coast Guard on Friday (16 April) found a fishing boat which has been illegally converted to carry oil at about 15 nautical miles from the southwestern island of Tho Chu/Kien Giang.
Four crew of the vessel KG 95697 TS was transporting over 100,000 liters of DO oil without invoices, documents or proof of legal origin, according to a statement from the Captain, said the Vietnam Coast Guard.
The vessel was escorted to Hai Doi 401 port and handed over to Coast Guard Region 4 for further investigation and handling.
To date, Reconnaissance Task Force 2 has arrested four out of four converted fishing boats transporting large quantities of DO oil without proof of legal origin, notes the Coast Guard.
A series of earlier Vietnamese Coast Guard arrests covered by Manifold Times in 2021 are as follows:
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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: 19 April, 2021
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