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Vietnam: Coastguard detains fishing vessel with 50,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil

11 May 2020

The Vietnam Coast Guard on Friday (8 May) said its Reconnaissance Task Force 2’s patrol team has detained a fishing vessel ST 92627 TS carrying 50,000 litres of unknown diesel oil.

The ship was discovered by the patrol team on an inlet about 45 nautical miles southwest of Sóc Trăng province at about 4.10 am on Wednesday (6 May).

The patrol team said they picked up several signs of suspicious behaviour from the vessel before requesting it to halt for inspections. 

Initial investigations discovered three crew members on board and the 50,000 litres of diesel oil without any documentation to explain its origin.   

The vessel has since been detained at port and handed over to the Command of the Coast Guard Region 3 to be dealt with in accordance with the 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: 11 May, 2020

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