Three Vietnamese fishing boats impounded in Thai territorial waters


SONGKHLA, Jan 18 – The Thai navy impounded three Vietnamese fishing boats for intruding into Thai territorial waters on Wednesday.

After being informed by a Thai fishing boat that about ten Vietnamese fishing boats intruded into Thai territorial waters, a Royal Thai Navy patrol vessel and reconnaissance aircraft entered the area and found the Vietnamese fishing boats, east of Kra island in Nakhon Si Thammarat.

Three Vietnamese boats – CM 99102 TS, CM 99207 TS, and CM 99129 TS – were impounded and 30 Vietnamese crew members were taken into custody.

Rear Admiral Somsak Wanichcharoen, Chief of Staff of Songkhla Naval Region 2 said that he ordered patrols in the area and to impound any other fishing boats found to violate Thai territorial waters.