The Vietnam Coast Guard on Monday (27 June) said it has seized a fishing vessel transporting about 85,000 litres of unknown origin diesel oil.
The Coast Guard Region 3 Command discovered the ship bearing the number TG 92008TS during a patrol at sea about 110 nautical miles from southeast of Con Dao on Saturday at 3.10pm.
The vessel displayed numerous suspicious signs, prompting the coast guard to board the ship for inspection.
An initial investigation found the ship, which had five members on board, to be transporting about 85,000 litres of diesel oil with no invoices and documents proving its legal origin.
The captain and crew also did not have the required professional qualifications to operate the fishing vessel, according to the coast guard.
As such, the coast guard made a record of administrative violations and guided the fishing vessel to the port of Squadron 301 in Vung Tau 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: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 28 June, 2022
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