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Vietnamese boat caught fishing in Thai waters

A Vietnamese fishing trawler was seized off Songkhla on Tuesday for alleged illegal fishing in Thai waters. (Photo by Abdullah Benjakat)

SONGKHLA: A Vietnamese fishing boat with four crewmen was caught fishing illegally in Thai territorial waters on Monday, the 2nd Naval Area’s Thailand Maritime Enforcement Command Centre (Thai-MECC) announced.

Thai-MECC despatched patrol boat Long Lom to investigate after fishermen reported seeing a foreign boat fishing in an area about 70 nautical miles east of Songkhla, the statement said.

A Vietnamese fishing boat with four crewmen was found in the area. It was brought to the Songkhla Naval Base of the 2nd Naval Area.

The four crewmen were slapped with six charges including illegal entry in breach of the Immigration Act, illegally fishing in Thai waters without…

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