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Dodging capture

Posted December. 23, 2010 10:51,   


A patrol vessel from the Mokpo headquarters of the Korea Coast Guard goes after 11 Chinese fishing boats illegally fishing Wednesday morning within Korea’s exclusive economic zone northwest of Hong Island in the township of Heuksan in Shinan County, South Jeolla Province. When the maritime police gave chase, the fishing boats tied themselves to each other to form a fleet as they fled. When two maritime police speedboats approach them, Chinese fishermen scramble to hold iron pipes and fishing gear as weaopns. When the fishermen violently resisted, the Korea Coast Guard instead drove the fishing boats out of Korean waters.