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South Korea seizes two Chinese fishing ships

2012-08-22 10:41:56 GMT2012-08-22 18:41:56(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

By Mei Jingya, Sina English

Mokpo's maritime police department of South Korea said on Wednesday afternoon that it has detained 2 Chinese fishing ships for illegal fishing activities in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Yonhap news agency reported.

According to the report, the Chinese vessels were seized Tuesday night about 97 kilometers southwest of the Gageo-do island (known as Rixiang Island in Chinese) in Shinan-gun, Jeollanam-do.

S.Korea police said they will punish the fishing crew after a thorough investigation.

 

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