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Vietnam: Oil tanker arrested for transporting 50,000 litres of illegal diesel

21 Jul 2022

The Vietnam Coast Guard on Wednesday (20 July) said it arrested an oil tanker with the number BT 99889 TS at about 50 nautical miles southeast of Con Dao province during a patrol on 19 July.

A patrol boat belonging to the Coast Guard Region 3 Command at 5.15pm discovered the vessel displaying several suspicious signs and ordered the vessel to stop for administrative inspections.

An initial investigation found the ship, which had five crew members on board, to be transporting  about 50,000 litres of diesel oil with no documents proving its legal origin.

As such, the authorities made a record of administrative violations and escorted the vessel to Vung Tau city 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: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 21 July, 2022

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