Vietnamese trawler seized fishing off Narathiwat
26 Jan 2021 at 18: 23
NARATHIWAT: A Vietnamese fishing trawler became once seized and four crewmen arrested unhurried on Monday for fishing illegally in Thai waters in Muang district off this southern province.
A Royal Thai Navy patrol vessel noticed seven Vietnamese vessels fishing in Thai waters about 37 nautical miles from Laem Tachi cape, west of Pattani province, and about 26 nautical miles from the mouth of the Bang Nara River, north of Narathiwat province, spherical 9pm on Monday, Capt Thattham Na Songkhla, deputy director of the Thai maritime enforcement interpret centre in Narathiwat, told journalists on Tuesday.
They attempted the hover and the patrol boat gave hotfoot and fired warning photographs. They did no longer stop.
A second warning burst became once fired, however the trawlers most effective elevated tempo, Capt Thattham stated.
The patrol boat kept chasing the rearmost vessel. Around 11.30pm, smoke became once seen coming from the vessel’s engine room and it stopped. All four crewmen jumped into the sea.
The crew were rescued and taken to Narathiwat pier in Muang district for interrogation on Tuesday morning. The trawler became once seized.
They were then taken to Muang district police and confronted costs of colluding to fish for business capabilities without permission, fishing illegally in Thai waters, and getting into the country illegally.
Successfully being officials checked the crew’s temperatures and took samples for Covid-19 screening. Their temperaturs were celebrated.
The four Vietnamese crewmen await body temperature tests. (Describe supplied/Waedao Harai)