Three Vietnamese fishing boats impounded in Thai territorial waters

 Three Vietnamese fishing boats impounded in Thai territorial waters

Royal Thai Navy frigate HMTS. U.S. Navy Photo by Edward Baxter

SONGKHLA, Jan 18 – The Thai navy impounded three Vietnamese fishing boats for intruding into Thai territorial waters on Wednesday.

After being informed by a Thai fishing boat that about ten Vietnamese fishing boats intruded into Thai territorial waters, a Royal Thai Navy patrol vessel and reconnaissance aircraft entered the area and found the Vietnamese fishing boats, east of Kra island in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Three Vietnamese boats – CM 99102 TS, CM 99207 TS, and CM 99129 TS – were impounded and 30 Vietnamese crew members were taken into custody.

Rear Admiral Somsak Wanichcharoen, Chief of Staff of Songkhla Naval Region 2 said that he ordered patrols in the area and to impound any other fishing boats found to violate Thai territorial waters.



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