Five arrested on illegal fishing boat from Thailand

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The illegal fishing boat from Thailand.

A naval vessel intercepted an illegal fishing boat Friday in the territorial waters of Myanmar, arresting one Thai national and four Myanmar nationals who were on board. According to the ongoing investigation, the boat is owned by Ms Kruawan of Ranaung, Thailand, and the boat departed Ranaung on Wednesday and caught fish between Myanmar and Thailand and in Myanmar’s territorial waters on 23rd December. The navy ship found the fishing boat 36 miles south-west of Kawthaung around 8:35am on Friday and signaled it to stop.
The boat turned and attempted to escape, but the naval ship was able to intercept it at about 9:30 am. Action is being taken against the five in accordance with the law.

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