The South Korean Navy said Tuesday that it has fired warning shots at a Chinese vessel intruding into the de-facto western maritime border between the two Koreas.
The Navy said that it fired 10 rounds in warning at a Chinese patrol boat that was conducting a crackdown on some Chinese fishermen illegal fishing near a border island in the waters off South Korea’s west coast. The Chinese patrol boat trespassed across the maritime border, widely known as the Northern Limit Line (NLL), in the course of its crackdown.
“The vessel retreated northward as we fired off warning shots at it after repeatedly issuing warning messages,” it said.
It said that the ship was first presumed to come from North Korea, but it was later confirmed as a Chinese patrol boat. Read more