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The Vietnam Coast Guard on Monday (18 January) said the patrol team of the Marine Police Zone Command Region 3 has detained vessel TG 90179 TS, a modified fishing boat for transporting 50,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil.
The patrol team said it was out on its inspection rounds on Sunday (17 January) at 5.15 am when they discovered the vessel behaving suspiciously about 40 nautical miles southwest from Con Dao.
Initial investigations revealed five crew members onboard and the Master was unable to present the necessary invoices proving the legality of the diesel oil.
Marine Police Zone Command Region 3 has detained the vessel and escorted it to Con Dao port in order for the case to be dealt with in accordance with Vietnamese law.
A series of earlier Vietnamese Coast Guard arrests covered by Manifold Times are as follows:
Related: Vietnam: Coast Guards detain repeat offender carrying 140,000 litres of illegal DO
Related: Vietnam: Coast Guard detains two vessels over illegal STS transfer of diesel oil
Related: Vietnam: Coast guard detains two vessels over total 250,000 litres of illegal diesel oil
Related: Vietnam: Coast guard detains vessel carrying 210,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil
Related: Vietnam: Coast guard detains ‘TG 95823 TS’ for carrying 50,000 litres of illegal diesel oil
Related: Vietnam: Coast guard detains unmarked vessel illegally carrying 20,000 litres of diesel
Related: Vietnam: Coast guard detains vessel carrying 30,000 litres of undocumented diesel
Related: Vietnam: Marine Police detains ‘TG 91737TS’ for carrying 70,000 litres of illegal diesel oil
Related: Vietnam: Marine Police detains vessel carrying 100,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil
Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 21 January, 2021
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