SEOUL, South Korea — Seoul officials said Monday they’ve lodged a formal complaint with Beijing accusing Chinese fishing boats of ramming and sinking a South Korean coast guard vessel.
The sinking happened on Friday when South Korean coast guard officers were trying to stop about 40 Chinese fishing boats from suspected illegal fishing off South Korea’s west coast. No causalities or injuries were reported, according to South Korea’s coast guard.
One coast guard officer was on the South Korean vessel rammed by two Chinese boats before he jumped into the water and was rescued by his colleagues. Eight fellow coast guard officers boarded a Chinese boat for an inspection, the coast guard said in a statement.
Bridcutt12:28 AM GMT+0800 [Edited]
First, they will take your sea (fish, resources).
Then, they will take your land (houses, apartments).
After that. they will take your jobs (held your economy as hostage).
Finally, they will take your culture (force you to accept their food and language) and everything else from your country.
Or maybe, everything above will happen at the same time.
That's Chinese for you. Good luck.
Mike Kruczaj10/11/2016 1:06 PM GMT+0800
South Korea needs to bring a gun to a gun fight! South Korea should also use steel hulled ships and stop using sampans to interdict the illegal fishing by China.
magicshuttle10/11/2016 8:15 AM GMT+0800
China keeps threatening and harassing the sovereignty of other nations.
This can not keep going on. The U.S. and all the countries around China should just sink every single Chinese boat until China gets the message that the international community will not tolerate China's madman behavior anymore.
notfromthisplace10/11/2016 7:39 AM GMT+0800
"warning shots fired into the air".....I think that's the problem. A couple bursts of Mr 50 cal. would have been apropos.
David Fuller10/11/2016 6:43 AM GMT+0800
I would think that the SK Coast Guard Vessel Commander is going to have some explaining to do as having his vessel sunk by 2 Chinese fishing boats is pretty embarrassing. How did those boats get within 100 yrds of the coast guard ship without some heavy machine gun fire? While searching the boat they had stopped, someone should have been watching the other boats!D