Source Pravda.Ru

Argentina's coast guard sinks Chinese trawler

Coast guard of Argentina sunk a Chinese trawler on 15 March after a chase, as it had been fishing illegally in the territorial waters of the country.

The coast guard had first warned the Chinese ship crew by radio, then made some warning shots. After that there was taken decision to sink the trawler.

"On several occasions, the offending ship performed manoeuvres designed to force a collision with the coast guard, putting at risk not only its own crew but coast guard personnel, who were then ordered to shoot parts of the vessel," the coast guard statement said.

All the sailors, that were on board, have been rescued.

Illegal fishing still remains to be a serious problem in the region. The clash took place despite Argentina's and China's rapprochement during the latest years.

Pravda.Ru

Read article on the Russian version of Pravda.Ru

 

Comments
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
USA plays to pretend a mighty dragon that can no longer breathe fire
Putin sees no drama if Russia misses Davos forum
Macron challenges Trump. French independence and croissants at stake
Putin's three days in Singapore mark Russia's major geopolitical changes since 2000
Putin's three days in Singapore mark Russia's major geopolitical changes since 2000
Moving inexorably towards war
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands
Putin sees no drama if Russia misses Davos forum
How can Americans and Russians understand each other?
How can Americans and Russians understand each other?
How can Americans and Russians understand each other?
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
Russian FM Lavrov warns of possible war between Russia and USA
Norwegians complain of demoralised NATO soldiers
The West still does not know what the Russian way of warfare is like
The West still does not know what the Russian way of warfare is like
Putin's three days in Singapore mark Russia's major geopolitical changes since 2000
Brexit: The UK's misunderstanding of Democracy
Putin dislikes the idea of US army bases coming to Kuril Islands