9 Vietnamese Arrested by PH Coast Guard Near Calayan Island
PH COAST GUARD – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) arrested nine(9) Vietnamese near the Calayan Island in Cagayan.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) are closely watching over the water boundaries of the Philippines and protecting the marine life. Some vessels roam around to check on the situation in the Philippine waters.
Recently, a news report about the move of the PCG in line with their pursuit to do their duty crossed the surface.
Based on a report on GMA News, over the weekend, the PH Coast Guard has arrested nine(9) Vietnamese near the Calayan Island in Cagayan over illegal fishing.
Reportedly, the are allegedly doing some illegal fishing so the PCG nabbed the Vietnam nationals.
According to PCG spokesperson Captain Armand Balilo, the PCG Command Center in Manila reported to them that their MCS 3010 encountered a Vietnamese fishing boat near the Calayan Island.
The PCG spokesperson added that a personnel of the MCS 3010 approached the people in the Vietnamese fishing boat. However, according to him, the boat’s engine abruptly started and went away.
Balilo expressed that the Vietnamese fishing boat has a body number BO 96281. It allegedly hit the MCS 3010 thrice until they came in close distance.
Based on the report, the PH Coast Guard abruptly arrested the Vietnamese crew of the boat and as well as its captain. Three(3) crew members were nabbed.
After around two(2) hours, the PCG once again encountered a Vietnamese fishing boat. It has the body number BO95119.
Reportedly, the boat also tried to escape but its crew were arrested by the PCG. Five(5) Vietnamese were nabbed adding to the four(4) from the BO 96281.
Currently, the investigation is ongoing. The Vietnamese fishing vessels were already brought to Sta. Ana, Cagayan.
We’ll keep you posted for updates.