Fishing pirates flee Thailand

“We blinked and the ship was gone.”

Fishing pirates flee Thailand in black-listed boat

Lindsay Murdoch

Bangkok:  A notorious black-listed fishing vessel has broken free of Thai naval authorities off the Thai resort island of Phuket and sailed into international waters.

Thai officials say the rusting and decrepit 625-ton Taisan has left behind unpaid bills of  $US66,000 ($94,000) and has on board millions of dollars worth of illegally caught fish.

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