Vietnam seizes Chinese vessel, detains crew for intruding its waters

(From AP)

Vietnam’s coast guard in a rare move has seized a Chinese vessel for allegedly intruding its waters, state media reported on Monday.


The newspaper Thanh Nien said that the vessel has been towed to the northern port city of Hai Phong, and that the ship, its captain and two sailors, all Chinese, are under the supervision of Vietnamese authorities.

The vessel, disguised as a fishing boat, was carrying 100,000 liters of diesel oil and was intercepted by Vietnamese coast guard near Bach Long Vi island in the Gulf of Tonkin on Thursday, it said.

The captain told authorities the fuel was to be sold to Chinese fishing boats operating in the area, it said. Read More

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