On 25th February, Associated Press reported that Argentina’s coast guard said it fired on a Chinese boat illegally fishing in its waters before embarking on an almost 8-hour chase to capture it.  Nobody was reportedly injured and no fishermen were detained.  The Argentine Naval Prefecture said in a statement 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 incident was said to have followed 4 other vessels also flying under a Chinese flag that attempted to ram into coast guard vessels.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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