The Vietnam Coast Guard Command on Monday (5 September) said it has seized a total 75,000 litres of unknown origin diesel oil in an operation on 2 September in the Southwest Sea.
Coast Guard Region 4 Command detected two fishing boats – KG 94117 TS and KG 94931 TS – displaying several suspicious signs.
Initial investigations found the vessels without invoices and documents proving legal origin of the oil material.
The vessels were transporting various quantities of oil material: KG 94117 TS was transporting about 30,000 litres and KG 94931 TS transported about 45,000 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 401 in Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang 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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Related: Vietnam: “TG 91678 TS” arrested over 100,000 litres of unknown origin diesel oil
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Photo credit: Vietnam Coast Guard
Published: 6 September 2022
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