The Vietnam Coast Guard Command on Wednesday (18 May) said it has seized a total 340,000 litres of unknown origin diesel oil in a series of operations between May 12 to 17 in the Southwest Sea.
A patrol boat belonging to Squadron 422 and Squadron 42 detected four fishing boats – KG 95983 TS, KG 91577 TS, TG 92008 TS, BT 99889 TS – 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: KG 95983 TS was transporting about 15,000 litres; KG 91577 TS transported about 25,000 litres; TG 92008 TS transported about 100,000 litres and BT 99889 TS transported about 200,000 litres, according to testimonies from the Captains.
As such, the authorities made records of administrative violations, sealed the infringing goods, and escorted the vessels to port of Squadron 421 in Nam Can district, Ca Mau province 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:
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Photo credit and source: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 20 May, 2022
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