Six Vietnamese fishing boats with 20 crew members on board have been seized by a Royal Thai Navy ship for illegally fishing in the Thai waters.
The Khirirat patrol vessel was dispatched to a spot in the Gulf about 60 nautical miles from Juang island which is in Thai territorial waters after three Vietnamese fishing boats were sighted in the area, believe to be engaged in illegal fishing. The RTN vessel intercepted the three boats and sent its men to take control of them while herding all the 15 crew members onto the ship for detention.
While heading back to Sattahip naval base, the ship came across three more Vietnamese fishing boats with five crew members which were also seized.
The seized boats and all the 20 crew members were taken to the Sattahip naval base after which all the fishermen were handed over to the police for legal action.
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