Shipbuilders flout contracts in fishing boat scandal in central Vietnam: inspectors

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 06/23/2017 11:31 GMT + 7

Two shipbuilders responsible for 18 fishing boats which suffered damage shortly after delivery were found to have violated the technical specifications listed in their contracts with fishermen in the south-central province of Binh Dinh, inspectors said Thursday.

The steel-clad vessels, ranging from VND12 billion (US$528,634) to VND20 billion ($881,057) in value, were delivered to Binh Dinh fishermen in September 2016.

Thirteen of the vessels were built by Nam Trieu Co., run by the Ministry of Public Security, while the remaining boats were built by Dai Nguyen Duong Co.

However, in April 2017, ten of the ship owners filed a complaint to local authorities that their boats were experiencing damage after only a few fishing trips. Tiếp tục đọc “Shipbuilders flout contracts in fishing boat scandal in central Vietnam: inspectors”