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Ships found illegally transferring oil

Update: August, 29/2013 - 10:51
They include the Yong win 18, a vessel from Myanmar and QN 5088, a ship from northern Quang Ninh Province, according to Ngo Thai Dung, director of the Viet Nam Border Guard's Department of Drug-related Crime Prevention.— Photo congly

NAM DINH (VNS)— Northern Nam Dinh Province's border guards on Tuesday caught two ships illegally transferring oil near Nam Dinh beach.

They include the Yong win 18, a vessel from Myanmar and QN 5088, a ship from northern Quang Ninh Province, according to Ngo Thai Dung, director of the Viet Nam Border Guard's Department of Drug-related Crime Prevention.

The Myanmar vessel had 16 people aboard, including 14 from Myanmar and two from China. It was found to contain around 5,400 tonnes of Diesel Oil.

The Quang Ninh vessel had seven people aboard, including five from central Thanh Hoa Province and two from Quang Ninh.

They admitted to transporting oil illegally.

The case is under further investigation. — VNS

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