Vietnamese fishing boat arrested in the Gulf of Thailand
A Vietnamese fishing boat was captured and six crew members, including the captain, were arrested Saturday by the naval police in the Gulf of Thailand.
Pol Col Sarawuit said at about 2.30pm, two marine police patrol boats spotted the boat, named bbt 971 84 TH, fishing in Thai territorial waters about 30 nautical miles east of Narathiwat.
The six crewed fishing boat was caught and charged with illegal fishing and intruding into Thai territorial waters.
Division 7 of the Marine Police is responsible for an area in the lower Gulf of Thailand, from Songkhla down to the Malaysian border. One of its duties is to protect the interests of Thai marines. Several fishing boats from Vietnam were captured earlier on.
The arrested Vietnamese fishing crew would undergo a screening process for the Covid-19 before being handed over for legal action to Narathiwat police, Pol Col Sarawut said.
Maritime Business World