Crew speaks out about ship sinking

When fishing in fiercely-contested territorial waters, a certain amount of risk must be assumed

Vietnamese crew speaks out about ship sinking incident in disputed waters

By Euan McKirdy, CNN

Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN) — When fishing in fiercely-contested territorial waters, a certain amount of risk must be assumed. For the crew of Vietnamese fishing boat Dna 90152 TS, the worst-case scenario happened early last week when their ship was capsized by what they insist was a Chinese military vessel.

The ship’s captain, Dang Van Nhan, told CNN via an interpreter that on May 26, he and his crew were sailing in Vietnamese Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) waters, around 17 nautical miles (NM) from a Chinese oil rig near the Paracel Islands. The islands in the South China Sea have become the centerpiece in a territorial row between China and Vietnam.

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Source: edition.cnn.com

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