Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea

JAKARTA -- Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels escaped Indonesian interception following a show of force by Vietnam's coast guard in the South China Sea.


Indonesia's Maritime and Fisheries Ministry said Tuesday that Vietnam is holding an Indonesian fisheries officer, who was aboard one of the Vietnamese vessels, and Indonesia has 11 Vietnamese crew members in its custody.


According to Indonesia, the clash Sunday took place north of the Natuna island chain within Indonesia's exclusive economic zone.


פרסום ראשון: 05.23.17, 12:54