Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

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Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:16 pm

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Cambodia News, Sihanoukville: Local news PNN reported that Cambodia authorities apprehended a foreign tanker that was navigating in Cambodian waters between Sihanoukville and Koh Kong without permission.
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This operation was carried out by the water border police in the evening on February 29, 2020 and in the morning on March 1, 2020. The ship was taken into Sihanoukville port for inspection by Cambodian maritime authorities.
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[CEO News: A couple of translation errors have been corrected. The ship is still being held by Cambodian authorities. See below. ]
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Re: Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by Duncan » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:44 pm

Quote ] apprehended a foreign oil tanker that was navigating in Cambodian waters.


It's flying a Cambodian flag ?
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Re: Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by Spigzy » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:47 pm

Illegal Vietnamese fishing boats also usually fly Cambodian flags. Although I’m not saying it’s Vietnamese.
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Re: Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by j57 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:58 am

look at the water mark and deck..
it is empty....
if they were up to no good....they had finished their mission.
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Re: Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:15 am

UPDATE: The vessel has been identified as the MT-COURAGEOUS, a cargo ship registered in Cameroon, and charged with breaking sanctions and illegally trading with North Korea.
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Preah Sihanouk province, Cambodia News: According to the Cambodian police website, the MT-COURAGEOUS, which is registered in Cameroon, is in violation of sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) decreed by the United Nations Security Council (Resolutions 2375 and 2397 adopted September 2017).
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The vessel was ordered to leave Kao Hsiung, port of Taiwan, on February 15 2020. It was apprehended as it was illegally anchored in Cambodian waters between Koh Tang and Polovai Island, on 27 February 2020. On the morning of March 1, 2020, the ship was brought by the police into the port in Sihanoukville.

There are 16 crew members aboard, Indonesian and Burmese nationals, who will be dealt with by the Department of Immigration after police questioning.
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Currently, the MT-COURAGEOUS is being detained by the coast guard, and the case has been sent to the prosecutor of the Preah Sihanouk Provincial Court for further proceedings and action.
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Re: Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by Duncan » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:25 am

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The ship was taken into Sihanoukville port for inspection by Cambodian maritime authorities before continuing on its way.



So that bit in the op was fake news.
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Re: Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by hanno » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:51 am

Duncan wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:25 am
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The ship was taken into Sihanoukville port for inspection by Cambodian maritime authorities before continuing on its way.



So that bit in the op was fake news.
That is what I was wondering too.
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Re: Illegal Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by ssian » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:41 pm

continuing on its way to?
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Re: Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:45 pm

Duncan wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:25 am
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The ship was taken into Sihanoukville port for inspection by Cambodian maritime authorities before continuing on its way.



So that bit in the op was fake news.
Information checked and corrected. Thank you.
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Re: Illegal Tanker Ship Apprehended in Cambodian Waters

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:11 pm

UPDATE: According to this report, the tanker is owned by a Chinese company, NEW EASTERN SHIPPING CO LTD, China, which raises a few questions about whether the vessel just happened to be in Cambodian waters when it was "found" by the authorities.

Chinese tanker siezed by Cambodia, suspect in DPRK sanctions violation
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March 2, 2020 8:33 am

Tanker COURAGEOUS was seized by Cambodia Navy Police on Feb 27 in Cambodian waters, arriving there after being expelled from Taiwan, as a violator of sanctions imposed on North Korea. Tanker is suspect in illegal oil ship-to-ship transfers to North Korean tankers. COURAGEOUS was taken to Sihanoukville, Cambodia, berthed there on Mar 1, for further legal proceedings.
Product tanker COURAGEOUS, IMO 8617524, dwt 3812, built 1987, flag Cameroon, manager NEW EASTERN SHIPPING CO LTD, China.
http://www.maritimebulletin.net/2020/03 ... violation/
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