Vietnamese coast guards vs. pirates 2

The second in a series on SE Asia piracy.

Vietnamese coast guards vs. pirates – P2: An order to open fire

Pirates are always dangerous, reckless and willing to do everything to escape when they are spotted, said Major General Nguyen Quang Dam, commander of the Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG), often called marine police by Vietnamese people.

Marine policemen must be smart, determined and well prepared under all possible circumstances to minimize losses, Major General Dam said when recalling the situation when he ordered his subordinates to open fire while stopping the hijacked Zafirah tanker of Malaysia in late 2012.

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