Cop detained for helping Vinalines ex-chairman hide

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Police in Hai Phong have detained the vice police chief of a commune for forging papers for a former anti-smuggling officer to use in helping Duong Chi Dung, former chairman of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), hide from authorities until his arrest in September. Pham Dinh Nghien, 46, deputy chief of police of An Tho Commune, An Lao District, is suspected to have counterfeited papers for Dong Xuan Phong, 38, a former anti-smuggling officer in Hai Phong, which he used to assist … [Read more...]

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Cop held for facilitating Vinalines ex-leader escape

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Police in Hai Phong City have seized the police chief of a commune for forging papers for a former anti-smuggling officer to use them in helping Duong Chi Dung, former chairman of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), hide from authorities until his arrest in early September. Duong Chi Dung Photo: Tuoi Tre … [Read more...]

Ex-official Duong Chi Dung extradited to Hanoi

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Duong Chi Dung, a former director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, has been extradited to Hanoi. >> Fugitive ex-official Duong Chi Dung arrested abroad. >> PM closely monitors Duong Chi Dung's case: Minister. >> State agencies call for confession from Dung's aids. As of 7:30 am, Dung, accompanied by investigators of the police department for investigating corruption crimes (C48), arrived at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport via Gate 4. Prior to that, Dung … [Read more...]

Gov’t says to disband several economic groups

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Ngoc Lan HANOI - The Government is looking to pull down the number of State economic groups to around five or seven, meaning several conglomerate-type groups will be disbanded, stated Minister Chairman of the Government Office Vu Duc Dam. Replying to local media's question over the Ministry of Construction's proposal to abolish the State economic group model of Song Da Corporation and Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUD) due to inefficient business, Chairman Dam said the plans … [Read more...]

Former maritime chief wanted internationally

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Interpol's secretariat general has issued an internationally wanted notice for Duong Chi Dung, former head of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, who fled on the country on May 17 after his serious economic offenses were uncovered. Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security had earlier issued a special wanted notice for Dung, 55, who had fled before an arrest warrant for him could be prepared. Dung, a native of Hai Duong Province, has been charged with "intentionally acting against the State's … [Read more...]

Wanted maritime chief’s promotion under scanner

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Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam Maritime Administration, has not been found since May 17 afternoon when police attempted to arrest him for economic offenses committed during the time he was chairman of the infamous state giant Vinalines. As earlier reported, police from the Ministry of Public Security on May 17-18 arrested the former general director of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) Mai Van Phuc, 54, and Tran Huu Chieu, Vinalines’ vice general director. … [Read more...]

Chief of Vietnam Maritime Administration arrested

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The incumbent chief of the Vietnam Maritime Administration Duong Chi Dung, who is former chairman of the state-owned shipping company Vinalines, and two other high-ranking officials were arrested and prosecuted Friday in Hanoi. Duong Chi DungPhoto: Tuoi Tre According to the arrest warrant of the central investigation police, the three officials are charged of 'intentionally violating State regulations on economic management that causes severe consequences'. The two officials include Mai Van … [Read more...]

Wanted notice issued for chief of Vietnam Maritime

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The incumbent chief of the Vietnam Maritime Administration Duong Chi Dung, who is former chairman of the state-owned shipping company Vinalines, and two other high-ranking officials were indicted Friday in Hanoi. Duong Chi DungPhoto: Tuoi Tre According to the arrest warrant of the central investigation police, the three officials are charged of 'intentionally violating State regulations on economic management that causes severe consequences'. However, Duong Chi Dung is nowhere to be found. … [Read more...]

Wanted maritime boss vanishes; promotion questioned

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Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam Maritime Administration, has not been found since May 17 afternoon when police attempted to arrest him for economic offenses committed during the time he was chairman of the infamous state giant Vinalines. As earlier reported, police from the Ministry of Public Security on May 17-18 arrested the former general director of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) Mai Van Phuc, 54, and Tran Huu Chieu, Vinalines' vice general director. An indictment and … [Read more...]

Cop held for helping Vinalines ex-boss flee from VN

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Police from the Ministry of Public Security have detained a police colonel in Hai Phong City for helping Duong Chi Dung, the former chairman of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), escape from Vietnam before his arrest last September. Duong Chi Dung, who has been charged with "intentionally flouting state regulations on economic management, leading to serious consequences"Photo: Tuoi Tre >> Cop detained for helping Vinalines ex-chairman hide >> Cop held for facilitating … [Read more...]

Police confirm piracy attack on Vietnam oil tanker, seek Interpol help

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After an investigation, investigators said there are enough grounds to determine that Vietnamese oil tanker Sunrise 689 has been hijacked as reported by the vessel's crewmembers, adding it will seek help from the Interpol to track down the pirates.>> Sunrise 689 hijack: black box missing >> Police verifying reported hijacking of tanker Sunrise 689 amid rumor of staging >> Pirates steal 2,000 tons oil from Vietnam's Sunrise 689 tanker >> Vietnam Coast Guard begins probe into hijacking of oil … [Read more...]

Simplification of Specialised Management Procedures for Exports and Imports

"Electronic customs is highly appreciated by businesses and the society. However, simplifying procedures for imports and exports is a nonstop process. And, in reality, this process is exposing shortcomings needed to be resolved," heard Workshop "Implementing Resolution 19 of the Government: Simplification of specialised management procedures for imports and exports" held by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in Hanoi. Speaking at the conference, CIEM Director Nguyen Dinh Cung … [Read more...]

Vietnam inspects imposition of surcharges by foreign shipping lines

The Ministry of Transport has established a team of inspectors to review complaints of foreign shipping lines imposing unreasonable surcharges on Vietnamese exports and imports. The 20-member team led by Bui Tien Thu, deputy head of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, will work directly with the foreign shipping firms and Vietnamese import-export companies to determine whether their practices comply with Vietnamese laws and international norms. They will order foreign shipping firms to cease … [Read more...]

Ministry investigates shipping surcharges

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Le Anh HCMC - The Ministry of Transport has decided to set up an interdisciplinary working group to clarify irrational extra fees which foreign shipping firms have required local goods owners to pay in recent times. … [Read more...]

Floor service fees proposed for seaports

Le Anh A representative of Lotus Port told at a webcast conference organized by the Ministry of Transport last week that the lowest container handling fee is the only cap to be applicable at ports. The lack of minimum port service fees has benefited foreign shipping lines and triggered unfair competition. On the same side, Nguyen Huu Sia, general director of Danang Port, suggested applying the floor charges at the seaport in the central coast city of Danang. Nhu Dinh Thien, general … [Read more...]

International seaport to go up in Phu Quoc waters

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An international-standard seaport on Phu Quoc Island to be built (Source: Internet) … [Read more...]

Vietnam seeking outside help in search for missing ship

>> Search underway for missing tanker with 18 Vietnamese sailors

The Vietnam National Committee for Search and Rescue and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Consular Department have called on regional countries to give help in their ongoing search for the missing oil tanker with 18 sailors on board. The ship Sunrise-689, was reported missing on October 3 when it was carrying over 5,200 tons of oil from Singapore to the northern Vietnamese province of Quang Tri. … [Read more...]

Vietnam oil tanker goes missing, piracy suspected

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The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) now suspects piracy in the case of a Vietnamese oil tanker carrying 18 sailors that has been missing since October 2. … [Read more...]

New waterway route cuts transportation costs

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Vietnam oil tanker vanishes, 18 missing

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(VOV) - A Vietnamese oil tanker with 18 crewmembers on board went missing while sailing to central Vietnam from Singapore, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration. The Sunrise-689, owned by Hai Phong Fisheries Shipbuilding Joint Stock Co., disappeared less than an hour after leaving Singapore port at 4.27 am on October 3. The exact coordinates were 2.75587 north latitude and 105.306235 east longitude, around 120 nautical miles from Singapore and 360 nautical miles from Ca Mau. The … [Read more...]