Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

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Re: Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:43 pm

16 From Tanker Ship Charged for Alleged Smuggling, Illegal Entry
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Fri Mar 6, 2020 2:36 pm

The Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court has charged 16 foreign nationals who were aboard a tanker ship that entered Cambodian waters last week for allegedly smuggling goods and illegally entering Cambodian territory.

The ship, registered as a Cameroon-flagged vessel with the name Courageous, was bearing the Cambodian flag when it entered the nation’s waters, despite the government repealing its “flag of convenience” scheme five years ago, an official said earlier this week.*

Cambodian maritime authorities arrested the 16-member crew, including 12 Burmese and four Indonesians, and sent them to court for questioning on Tuesday.

Court spokesman Lim Bunheng told VOD on Wednesday that the 16 men were accused of illegally entering Cambodia’s maritime territory under Article 29 of the Law on Immigration and attempting to smuggle goods within the nation’s waters under Articles 11 and 74 of the Law on Customs.

If convicted, the men face one to 18 months in prison, and fines of between one and three times the amount of customs tax and duty avoided.
https://vodenglish.news/16-from-tanker- ... gal-entry/

* A number of forum members wondered why the ship was flying a Cambodian flag. Here's a link to a CEO forum discussion thread on Cambodia's dodgy "flag of convenience" history: newsworthy/cambodia-stop-issuing-flags- ... 10466.html
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Re: Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by Duncan » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:27 pm

Sounds a bit unfair to me. I would think the crew had no say in where the ship was going, infact probably didn't even know where they were.
As for the captain and navigator ,,, probably guilty ,,, and of following their bosses orders.
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