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The Vietnam Coast Guard on Saturday (6 June) said its Region 4 Task Force Command Unit has detained a Monngolian flagged vessel Tuna One for carrying and selling illegal diesel oil at the exclusive economic zone of Vietnam.
At 03:30 on Monday (1 June), the Task Force was on patrol in the southwestern sea area when they discovered Tuna One behaving suspiciously alongside local fishing vessel KG 90719 TS.
Initial investigations discovered Tuna One to be carrying 150,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil, and the unlawful sale of 3,000 litres of diesel oil to fishing vessel KG 90719 TS.
Seven crew members were discovered onboard Tuna One, three of whom were Thai nationals and four were Cambodian.
The Coast Guard Region 4 has since temporarily remanded both vessels to Nam Can Port to conduct further investigations in accordance with Vietnamese law.
A series of other detentions carried out by the Vietnam Coast Guard on vessels during 2020 have been recorded by Manifold Times below:
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Related: Vietnam: Coast guard detains vessel with 50,000 litres of undocumented diesel oil
Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 8 June, 2020
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