Vietnamese fishing boat caught in Thai waters

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The Royal Thai Navy intercepted a Vietnamese fishing boat illegally trawling Thai waters near Hua Hin.

The Thailand Maritime Enforcement Coordinating Center sent a patrol boat to capture the Vietnamese vessel in the coastal waters of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. Five Vietnamese crewmen were arrested.

At the same time, the patrol boat discovered the Thai-operated Chokethitiya 99 illegally net fishing during spawning season. The boat was impounded and 55 sailors arrested – two Thais, 28 Burmese and 25 Cambodians.

The Thai Navy also impounded the Thai-operated Chokethitiya 99 for illegally net fishing during spawning season, arresting its crew of two Thais, 28 Burmese and 25 Cambodians.The Thai Navy also impounded the Thai-operated Chokethitiya 99 for illegally net fishing during spawning season, arresting its crew of two Thais, 28 Burmese and 25 Cambodians.

Capt. Samreng Janso of the Sattahip Naval Base said 60 Vietnamese boats have been caught in Thai waters so far this year. The latest boat was hunting for sea snakes.