China uses forces to overwhelm VN’s fishermen
10:07 | 05/06/2014

VGP – As many as 35 Chinese iron fishing vessels, with the assistance of two coast guard vessels on June 4 used high-pressure water cannons to fiercely prevent Vietnamese fishermen from fishing in their traditional fishing ground where China has illegally placed its drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 since early May.

Photo: VNA

China maintained about 110-115 ships, including 35-40 coast guard vessels, around 30 cargo vessels and tug boats, 40-45 fishing boats and four warships east and east- south of the rig during the day.

One Chinese jet fighter was found flying around the rig.

The Viet Nam Fisheries Surveillance forces sailed near the Chinese oil rig from 7-9 nautical miles to ask China withdraw its rig out of Viet Nam’s waters.

By Thuy Dung 

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