Ship carrying illegal coal seized by police
QUANG NINH (VNS)— The maritime police in northern coastal Quang Ninh Province seized a ship carrying 2,000 tonnes of coal being illegally transported abroad on Saturday night, according to the Department of the Maritime Police under the Ministry of National Defence yesterday.
The ship was stopped for inspection offshore from Ha Long City. Its nine crew members could not prove the cargo's legality.
This is the second time this year a ship has been found to be carrying illegally exported coal from Quang Ninh. —VNS