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30-vessel China fishing fleet arrives at Nansha Islands

2012-07-15 15:34:45 GMT2012-07-15 23:34:45(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

A fishery administration ship (Top) assists a fishing vessel near Yongshu Reef of Nansha Islands, south China Sea, July 15, 2012. A fleet of 30 fishing vessels arrive at Yongshu Reef of south China Sea on Sunday. The fleet, departing from Sanya City of south China's Hainan Province on July 12, 2012, will spend 20 days fishing near the Yongshu Reef, sailors of the fleet said. (Xinhua/Wang Cunfu)

Fishing vessels arrive at Yongshu Reef of Nansha Islands, south China Sea, July 15, 2012. A fleet of 30 fishing vessels arrive at Yongshu Reef of south China Sea on Sunday. The fleet, departing from Sanya City of south China's Hainan Province on July 12, 2012, will spend 20 days fishing near the Yongshu Reef, sailors of the fleet said. (Xinhua/Wang Cunfu)

A fishing vessel arrives at Yongshu Reef of Nansha Islands, south China Sea, July 15, 2012. A fleet of 30 fishing vessels arrive at Yongshu Reef of south China Sea on Sunday. The fleet, departing from Sanya City of south China's Hainan Province on July 12, 2012, will spend 20 days fishing near the Yongshu Reef, sailors of the fleet said. (Xinhua/Wang Cunfu)

A fishery administration ship sails to Yongshu Reef of Nansha Islands to assist a fleet of fishing vessel, south China Sea, July 15, 2012. A fleet of 30 fishing vessels arrive at Yongshu Reef of south China Sea on Sunday. The fleet, departing from Sanya City of south China's Hainan Province on July 12, 2012, will spend 20 days fishing near the Yongshu Reef, sailors of the fleet said. (Xinhua/Wang Cunfu)

ABOARD FISHING VESSEL QIONGSANYA F8168, July 15 (Xinhua) -- A fleet of 30 fishing vessels from China's island province of Hainan arrived at a fishing venue of Nansha Islands in the southern-most of China's territory Sunday.

The fleet, the largest of its kind from Hainan for the Nansha Islands, arrived at the waters near the Yongshu Reef in South China Sea at about 5 p.m. Sunday after a 78-hour voyage.

The fleet, including a 3,000-tonne supply ship and 29 ships weighing more than 140 tonnes each, will spend the next five to 10 days fishing near the the Yongshu Reef, sailors of the fleet said.

China Yuzheng 310, a fishery administration patrol ship, has arrived at the area to protect the fishing activities.

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