Thai tanker detained in Vietnam waters with illegal gasoline

Product tanker ARISTA LEO was detained by Vietnamese Marine Police on Mar 10 in Con Dao island area, South China sea, Vietnam, with about 300 tons of allegedly, illegal gasoline, in process of transferring gasoline to another ship. Tanker was taken to Vung Tau for investigation.
Product tanker ARISTA LEO, IMO 9828235, dwt 3270, built 2018, flag Singapore, manager IMPEX NAVIGATION THAILAND CO (EQUASIS).



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