Argentine navy sinks illegal fishing boat with Chinese flag

Buenos Aires – Argentina’s navy says it used gunfire to sink a boat flying the Chinese flag that was fishing illegally in national waters.

The navy statement says the boat was intercepted Monday off the coast of Puerto Madryn, about 907 miles (1,460 kilometers) south of Buenos Aires.

The statement released Tuesday says the boat did not heed warning calls and instead tried to ram an Argentine naval vessel. Sailors then shot holes in different parts of the fishing boat, causing it to sink.



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