Authorities investigate Vietnamese tanker incident

Authorities investigate Vietnamese tanker incident

Hanoi: Vietnamese police authorities are currently investigating the case of oil tanker Sunrise 689, which went missing earlier this month having been taken over by people carrying guns and knives who siphoned the gas oil from the tanker to their ship.

According to Le Xuan Thanh, Commander of the Vietnam Maritime Police Zone 3 High Command, who are responsible for the case, initial investigations showed that marine equipment inside the ship’s cabin was seriously destroyed. Crew members will be asked for further information.

After the investigation ends, Sunrise 689 will be anchored at Sao Mai-Ben Dinh area in the Vung Tau waters for equipment repairs before heading to Cua Viet Port in the central province of Quang Tri. [13/10/14]