Foreign individuals and organizations that break Vietnam’s inland navigation rules would be subject to penalties like Vietnamese violators.
This is a provided in a draft decree prepared by the Ministry of Transport in replacement of Decree No. 93/2013/ND-CP on sanctioning of administrative violations in the field of inland navigation.
The 43-article draft also introduces some other noteworthy regulations such as penalties for acts of using vehicles having crossed their law-prescribed lifetime limits.
In case the vehicle involved in a violation of regulations related to lifetime limits of inland waterway vessels is a dangerous goods carrier, oil tanker, liquid oxygen tanker or hovercraft, the violator would face a fine of VND 20-30 million. If the vehicle is a passenger boat of over 12 seats, the fine would mount to VND 40 million. And if the vehicle is used as a floating restaurant, hotel or overnight accommodation establishment, the violator might be fined up to VND 50 million.
In all cases, the violator would be subject to operation suspension as an additional penalty.- (VLLF)