Fishing boat owners who did not buy insurance for crew members were fined more than 850 million

The fishing boat owner was fined nearly 850 million VND for not buying insurance for crew members; Expired technical safety certificate; do not have a fishing license.

On October 4, Mr. Tran Phuoc Hien, vice chairman of the People's Committee of Quang Ngai province, signed a decision to sanction an administrative violation of more than 850 million VND with Mr. Tran Van Nhau (47 years old, Nghia An commune, Quang Ngai city), owner of a pair of fishing boats QNg 929.84 TS and QNg 929.85 TS, for not buying insurance for crew members; Expired technical safety certificate; do not have a fishing license. 

Among them, the fishing vessel QNg 929.84 TS, with a length of 21.5m, has two crew members on board, practicing fishing in the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin but the technical safety certificate of the fishing vessel has expired; Using fishing vessels with a length of 15 - 24m but without a license to exploit fishery in Vietnamese waters; The fishing boat owner did not buy insurance for the two crew members working on the fishing boat.

From the violations of the fishing vessel, the People's Committee of Quang Ngai province decided to impose an administrative fine of 423.5 million VND.

The fishing boat QNg 929.85 TS, with a length of 23.5m, had similar violations. The fine was increased because this fishing boat employed nine workers and the ship owner did not buy insurance for the crew as prescribed, so the fine was 430 million VND.

The total fine of the two fishing vessels is 853.5 million VND. This is the highest administrative fine ever issued by the People's Committee of Quang Ngai province for the above violation.

In recent years, Quang Ngai province has made great efforts to join hands with the whole country to remove the European seafood yellow card.

Authorities continuously inspect and strictly handle violations by fishing vessels. In particular, focus on handling groups and fleets of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing...




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