China's ships crash Vietnamese fishing vessels, 2 missing

China rushes to put 21 large and medium-sized fishing vessels, and more than 3,000 personnel to South China Sea citing "security and the legitimate interests of Chinese fishermen". Meanwhile, the border guard force in Thanh Hoa province of Vietnam announced that two fishermen have been missed by China's ships crashed in the area of 26 knots from Bach Long Vi Island.

Bach Long Vi Island, Vietnam

On the same day, at the area of 26 knots, toward the northeast, from Bach Long Vi island, a fishing ship (hull number TH 90 599 TS 130 CV ) owned by Mr. Hoang Van Thao residing in Bac Tho village (Ngu Loc commune, Hau Loc district, Thanh Hoa province) was suddenly hit by a China's ship.

The strong collision which made two fishermen on board crashed into the sea and disappeared. Currently, the Thanh Hoa province's border forces is working with local authorities and fishermen searching for two fishermen missing at sea due to the ship crashed.

After crashing on the above vessels, the China's vessels left. The fishermen on the ship coding TH 90 599 TS had to call the nearby fishing vessel to rescue and has sent five people to the shore. Meanwhile, the identity of two missing fishermen have not been clearly defined.

A day earlier, on March 9th a fleet of China maritime surveillance (CMS) officially stationed in the so-called "Sansha City" which essentially consists of the Paracel and Spratly archipelagos of Vietnam.

Vietnam affirms its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Luong Thanh Nghi said at a regular press briefing in Hanoi Thursday, March 9th.

Nghi pledged to he answer reporters’ queries regarding Vietnam’s response to the recent Chinese sea patrol in the East Sea, including the country’s two archipelagoes.

All actions in the region that take place without Vietnam’s permission are violations of its sovereignty which the country resolutely opposes, he claimed.

Translated by Google. Source: Xa Luan ( )

Note: Due to pressure from Beijing, Vietnamese state media often called Chinese ships in the South China Sea are "strange ships" (Vietnamese: "tàu lạ").


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