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Thai Navy seizes two Indonesian trawlers off Phuket coast

PHOTO: Facebook/กองทัพเรือ Royal Thai Navy

A task force from the Royal Thai Navy is still investigating the circumstances that led to detaining two Indonesian trawlers for alleged illegal fishing off Phuket. The task force, from two maritime patrol ships, stopped the trawlers after spotting them about 40 nautical miles from the east side of the Phuket coast.

PHOTO: Facebook/กองทัพเรือ Royal Thai Navy

Twenty-nine crewmembers were arrested for illegal fishing in Thai waters and taken to Rassada Pier, according to Pichet Songtan from the the Region 3 office of Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre. From there, they were handed over to police officers from Chalong Police, for questioning and legal processing.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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