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Vietnam: Oil tanker with 40,000 litres of undocumented diesel arrested

06 Apr 2020

The Vietnam Coast Guard on Saturday (4 April) said the Coast Guard Region 3 Command has arrested an oil tanker carrying 40,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil.

According to an official statement, the tanker numbered BT 98144TS was discovered to be behaving suspiciously by the patrol squad at 2.30 pm on Thursday 2, April. 

Upon initial investigations, the coast guard found six crew members and 40,000 litres of diesel oil on board. When questioned, the Captain could not produce any documents explaining the origin of the diesel oil.

The vessel was then escorted to the 33rd squadron port for further enquiries and to be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard

Published: 6 April, 2020


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