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Vietnam: Fishing vessel with 30,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil detained

02 Apr 2020

The Vietnam Coast Guard on Tuesday (1 April) said its Reconnaissance Task Force No.2 had detained a “modified” fishing vessel containing 30,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil.

According to an official statement, the vessel was spotted by the Task Force on Sunday (30 March) morning at the Binh Thuan sea area, about 73 nautical miles southeast of La Gi. 

The modified fishing vessel with the boat number BTr 99996 displayed some suspicious behaviour and was halted by the task force on patrol, it said.

Initial inspections found 30,000 litres of diesel but the five crew members onboard could not produce any documents pertaining to its origin.

Reconnaissance Task Force No.2 then detained the ship and handed it over to Coast Guard Region 3 Command to conduct further investigations and be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 2 April, 2020

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