Singaporean tanker caught in illegal fuel trade, Vietnam

Product tanker DIAMOND Z was intercepted by Vietnamese Coast Guard on Jul 13 southeast of Con Dao island, southern Vietnam, South China sea, while transferring oil to Vietnamese fv BT 99887 TS. Both ships failed to produce documents proving fuel origin, both ships were detained and taken to Vietnam port for further investigation.
Product tanker DIAMOND Z, IMO 9157052, dwt 4998, built 1996, flag Singapore, manager Singapore-based company according to EQUASIS.



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