Tanker TAKUZAN arrested for illegal bunkering, Vietnam
Product tanker TAKUZAN was arrested by Vietnam Coast Guard on July 22 some 160 nm southeast of Cape Ca Mau, southernmost tip of Vietnam, for illegal fuel trading. Tanker, according to Vietnam authorities, was illegally bunkering Vietnamese fishing vessels in the area. Seven crew reportedly are all Thai nationalities, with no identity papers, ship’s papers are not valid. According to Vietnamese officials statement, illegal bunkering in the region spread like epidemy in last several months.
Product tanker TAKUZAN, IMO 7923081, dwt 520, built 1979, flag unknown, owner unknown.