VietNamNet Bridge – Instant noodle packs, clothes, fishing
tools… were tattered and burned after the fishing boat of Mr. Phai, a
fisherman from Quang Ngai province, was shot by Chinese ships. The
fishermen said they were still lucky because gas tanks did not explode
and they survived.
While catching fish in the waters of Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands on
March 20, the boat of Mr. Bui Van Phai from An Hai commune, Ly Son
island district, in the central province of Quang Ngai was chased and
shot by several Chinese vessels. The ship’s ceiling was burned.
About 30 minutes later, when the Chinese ships left, Phai’s ship had
to return home because his food, clothing, blankets, mats and fishing
nets were burnt. The total loss is estimated at VND300 million
However, it is lucky that the four gas tanks on board did not
explode. “If they exploded, all of us would have surely died,” one of
the fishermen on the ship said.
Soft drink cans …
… burnt packs of instant noodle and clothes of fishermen on the boat.
During 22 years of catching fish in the waters of Hoang Sa, according
to the captain of the fishing boat QNg96382 – Pham Quang Thanh – this
is the most terrible incident.
Officers and soldiers of the An Hai Border Control Station and Border Station 328 checked the ship at the Ly Son Port.