Argentina fires on Chinese vessel 'fishing illegally'

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Argentina fires on Chinese vessel 'fishing illegally'


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's coast guard said it fired on a Chinese boat illegally fishing in its waters before embarking on an almost eight hour chase to capture it.

Nobody was reportedly injured and no fishermen were detained.

The Argentine Naval Prefecture said in a statement Friday that its officers fired shots at the Jing Yuan 626 after the vessel was caught illegally fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone.


The Chinese embassy in Argentina did not immediately provide a statement about the incident, which occurred Thursday after four other vessels also flying under a Chinese flag attempted to ram into coast guard boats.

A decision was then made to "carry out machine-gun and cannon fire" and impede the vessel's ability to navigate, the coast guard said.


In video footage released Saturday, an Argentine maritime officer can be heard warning the Jing Yuan 626 before it is fired upon.


"You're responsible for the safety of your crew and your ship. You are about to receive direct fire on the bow part of your ship," the officer says via radio.

He then says: "Bow, command bridge. Are we ready? Okey, free fire one shot to the boat's bow over waterline."


The vessel managed to escape after the foreign ministry called off the operation following a nearly eight hour chase.

Fishing boats have been involved in various incidents within Argentina's 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone in the past. In 2016, a Chinese fishing vessel with 32 crew members aboard was reportedly sunk by Argentine authorities after it attempted to flee to international waters. Earlier this month, the coast guard detained a Spanish ship carrying more than 705,000 pounds (320,000 kilos) of fish caught illegally.

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The vessel managed to escape after the foreign ministry called off the operation following a nearly eight hour chase.
WTF? A piddly dilapidated Chinese fishing vessel could manage to out-run an armed coast Guard ship for 8 long hours???? :eek1: :confused1:
 

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The Hans are there to exploit resources ,one wonders that they are supported by Han Navy as Argentina exclusive zone is very far from Hanland
 

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Argentina fires on Chinese vessel 'fishing illegally'


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's coast guard said it fired on a Chinese boat illegally fishing in its waters before embarking on an almost eight hour chase to capture it.

Nobody was reportedly injured and no fishermen were detained.

The Argentine Naval Prefecture said in a statement Friday that its officers fired shots at the Jing Yuan 626 after the vessel was caught illegally fishing in the country's exclusive economic zone.


The Chinese embassy in Argentina did not immediately provide a statement about the incident, which occurred Thursday after four other vessels also flying under a Chinese flag attempted to ram into coast guard boats.

A decision was then made to "carry out machine-gun and cannon fire" and impede the vessel's ability to navigate, the coast guard said.


In video footage released Saturday, an Argentine maritime officer can be heard warning the Jing Yuan 626 before it is fired upon.


"You're responsible for the safety of your crew and your ship. You are about to receive direct fire on the bow part of your ship," the officer says via radio.

He then says: "Bow, command bridge. Are we ready? Okey, free fire one shot to the boat's bow over waterline."


The vessel managed to escape after the foreign ministry called off the operation following a nearly eight hour chase.

Fishing boats have been involved in various incidents within Argentina's 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone in the past. In 2016, a Chinese fishing vessel with 32 crew members aboard was reportedly sunk by Argentine authorities after it attempted to flee to international waters. Earlier this month, the coast guard detained a Spanish ship carrying more than 705,000 pounds (320,000 kilos) of fish caught illegally.

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I am surprised no one asked:-
WTF is a Chinese fishing vessel doing so far away in Argentina?

Wait for the Chinese ambassador to pull up a few maps that show Argentina was part of some Ancient Chinese Kingdom.


Glorious Han race were in America before Americans.
Remove burger from premise
Damnit @Bhumihar , he said wait for the Ambassador of China to do that (pull out the "map")
:rofl:
 

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I am surprised no one asked:-
WTF is a Chinese fishing vessel doing so far away in Argentina?

Damnit @Bhumihar , he said wait for the Ambassador of China to do that (pull out the "map")
:rofl:
They made all of the fish in their home waters inedible so they have to find cleaner solutions. Chinese EEZ now extends to the South Pole.
 

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They made all of the fish in their home waters inedible so they have to find cleaner solutions. Chinese EEZ now extends to the South Pole.
China:
  • Second largest Navy in the world.
  • And the second largest pirate fleet in the world.
 

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Who is the largest pirate fleet if not China?
No matter the reach of Chinese fishing pirates, the Chinese have yet to beat the Somalis.:laugh:
 
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Good job Argentina . Give chinese an inch and they take a foot. Many countries starting to deal with
Chinese this way.
 

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