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Vietnamese fishing boat robbed by unidentified speedboat off Truong Sa archipelago

Vietnamese fishing boat robbed by unidentified speedboat off Truong Sa archipelago

Sunday, September 18, 2022, 10:18 GMT+7
Vietnamese fishing boat robbed by unidentified speedboat off Truong Sa archipelago
A fisherman suffers a leg injury following the incident off Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago. Photo: V.T. / Tuoi Tre

A Vietnamese fishing boat was operating off Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago last week when it was attacked and robbed by an unidentified speedboat.

The People’s Committee in Binh Chau Commune, Binh Son District, Quang Ngai Province announced the report on the incident on Saturday.

At around 10:00 pm on September 9, fishing boat QNg 90962 hailing from Quang Ngai was operating about 40 nautical miles off Da Tien Nu (Pigeon Reef) in Truong Sa when it was approached by a group of unidentified people on a speedboat.

These people then boarded the fishing boat and threatened the crew members.

They rummaged through the boat and took four fishing nets and four flashlights.

Before leaving, they fired a shot at the fishing boat, injuring a 52-year-old crew member.

Authorities examine the fishing boat following the incident. Photo: V.T. / Tuoi Tre

Authorities examine the fishing boat following the incident. Photo: V.T. / Tuoi Tre

The victim, who suffered a leg injury, was taken to Pigeon Reef for first aid.

The fishing boat returned to the mainland on Saturday morning and reported the incident to local authorities.

The wounded fisher was admitted to a hospital for further treatment.

Further investigation is being carried out by authorities in Quang Ngai Province.

Fishing boat QNg 90962 departed from Sa Ky Port in Quang Ngai on August 22 with 12 people on board.

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Duy Khang - Tran Mai / Tuoi Tre News

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