Thu. May 26th, 2022

VietNamNet Bridge – A Chinese ship attacked two fishing boats from Ly Son island district, Quang Ngai province in the waters of Hoang Sa of Vietnam, causing losses of about $30,000.

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The damaged boat of Mr. Vuong.

After three days leaving the port of Ly Son to the sea of Hoang Sa (Paracel Islands) to catch holothurians, at 7am on July 7, 15 fishermen on board of the fishing vessel QNg 96 787 of Mr. Vo Minh Vuong were unexpectedly attacked by sailors from a Chinese ship, No. 306, painted in white, with Chinese characters on the two broadsides.

Many people from the Chinese vessel penetrated into the Vietnamese fishing vessel and used knives to cut off 720m of gas wire into small pieces, robbed a lot of equipment, fishing tools, one ton of fish and 5,000 liters of diesel, totaling about VND400 million ($20,000).

Some Chinese men also used crowbars and hammers to smash the cabin windows abd used knives to chop down cabinet doors and the covers of the hold.

After the attack, Mr. Vuong’s boat was heavily damaged. Captain Vuong was also beaten with electric batons and fainted on board.

The same day, another fishing boat of Mr. Vai Van Cuong was also attacked and robbed by the Chinese ship No. 306 at 9am, with total losses of more than VND200 million ($10,000).

The local authorities verified the two attacks and reported to the central government.

Compiled by Trang Hanh

By vivian