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Korea opens fire on intruding Chinese fishing fleet

22nd December 2017 - 10:34 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Korea Coast Guard (KCG) was forced to take stringent measures against intruding Chinese fishing boats on 19 December. 

In the confrontation, KCG personnel fired 249 warning shots from a 7.62mm machine gun and 5.56mm rifles.

After a fleet of 44 Chinese boats was spotted operating within South Korea’s EEZ, 98km from the island of Gageodo in the Yellow Sea, the KCG’s West Sea division despatched four patrol boats. 

Arriving at 0915, the coast guard warned off the fishing boats using loudspeakers, followed by water hoses and non-lethal bullets, but without success. A group of six fishing boats proceeded to

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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