The Vietnam Coast Guard on Wednesday (26 October) said it has seized a total 100,000 litres of unknown origin diesel oil in a series of operations on 24 and 25 October in the south-east and east of Con Dao.
Patrol boats belonging to Coast Guard Region 3 Command detected two fishing boats – ST01727TS and TG 91878TS – displaying several suspicious signs.
Initial investigations found all vessels without invoices and documents proving legal origin of the oil material.
The vessels were transporting various quantities of oil material: ST01727TS was transporting about 30,000 litres and TG 91878TS transported about 70,000 litres, according to testimonies from the Captains.
The two captains of the ships admitted that all diesel oil was traded and sold while at sea.
As such, the authorities made records of administrative violations,and escorted the vessels to Vung Tau for further investigations and handling in accordance with the law.
A series of earlier Vietnamese Coast Guard arrests covered by Manifold Times in 2022 are as follows:
Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 27 October, 2022
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