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Navy seizes illegal Indonesian fishing boat off Phuket

Navy seizes illegal Indonesian fishing boat off Phuket

PHUKET: The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command, based in Phuket, has seized an Indonesian fishing boat for illegally entering Thai economic fishing zone waters off Phuket,  using a sieve net for hauling in its catch.

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Saturday 10 April 2021, 02:09PM


Thai fishing boats in the area on Thursday night reported three Indonesian fishing vessels operating 122 miles (some 219km) directly west of Phuket, the Third Area Command reported.

Personnel at the Navy base in Phang Nga relayed the report to the Third Area Command headquarters at Cape Panwa, Phuket, at 8:30pm that night.1

The Navy responded by dispatching Navy patrol boat Tor 994 and a reconnaissance aircraft to confirm the report.

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At 6:30am yesterday (Apr 9), the aircraft patrol reported several Indonesian fishing boats were still illegally in the area, and directed the Tor 994 to intercept.

The Navy boat managed to seize one of the fishing vessels, given the name ‘KM RIZKI LAOT’, and its sieve net equipment.

The boat and all 32 people on board, all Indonesian nationals, were brought back to Phuket to face legal proceedings, the Navy confirmed.

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thaibeer | 11 April 2021 - 07:33:18

1 netflix documentary = 1 boat 

Kurt | 10 April 2021 - 15:55:06

What about the 2 other Indonesian fishing boats? Thai Navy was not able to stop them with a shot in front of the bow, and brought them in as well? Why not?

 

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