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The Vietnam Coast Guard on Thursday (11 June) said its Region 4 Task Force Command Unit has detained two fishing boats KG 90436 TS and KG 94522 TS for conducting illegal oil transactions in the Southwestern region of Kien Giang.
At 3.00 pm on Tuesday (9 June) the team discovered the vessels sailing suspiciously close to each other while they were conducting their patrol rounds.
Initial investigations revealed that KG 90436 TS was carrying 20,000 litres of illegal diesel oil while KG 94522 TS had 5,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil which the Captain claimed he had purchased at sea.
Both vessels have been brought to Rach Gia harbour at Kien Giang for further investigations and will be dealt with in accordance with Vietnamese law.
A series of other detentions carried out by the Vietnam Coast Guard on vessels during 2020 have been recorded by Manifold Times below:
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Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published 12 June, 2020
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