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Vietnam: Coast Guards detain vessel carrying 40,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil

31 Mar 2021

Disclaimer: An online translation service was used in the production of the current editorial piece.

The Vietnam Coast Guard on Monday (29 March) said the patrol team of the Marine Police Zone Command 3 detained vessel BV-96668-TS for transporting 40,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil.

The patrol team was out on its inspection rounds on Sunday, 28 March at 5.30 pm when they discovered the vessel behaving suspiciously 60 nautical miles southeast from Con Dao.

Initial investigations revealed the vessel had four crew members onboard, and the Master was unable to present the necessary invoices proving the legality of the diesel oil.

Marine Police Zone Command has detained the vessel and escorted it to the port of Con Dao 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 in 2021 are as follows:

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Related: Vietnam: Coast Guards detain repeat offender carrying 140,000 litres of illegal DO

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: 31 March, 2021

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