19 Jun '16, 7am

Another Chinese fishing boat detained in Indonesia's waters in South China Sea: Official - The Straits Times

JAKARTA - The Indonesian Navy has intercepted and detained a Chinese vessel and its crew for fishing illegally in Indonesia's waters off the Natuna islands in the South China Sea, a navy commander said, in at least the third such incident since March. Colonel Arif Badruddin, commander of Ranai Naval Base in Riau Islands province, told The Straits Times on Sunday (June 19) the navy's warships spotted the China-flagged Yueyandong Yu 19038 fishing boat in Indonesia's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) during a naval exercise on Friday . An EEZ is a zone extending 200 nautical miles from shore over which a state has special rights regarding the exploration and use of marine resources under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Col Arif said the navy detected radio chatter among Chinese vessels in Indonesia's EEZ and deployed support aircraft to locate the poachers be...

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