Chinese boats seized after illegally anchoring off central Vietnam coast

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Coast guards in the central province of Khanh Hoa on Saturday took in two Chinese boats on suspicion that they were illegally anchored in the provincial waters.

According to the coast guards, they found the boats, which were designed for dredging mud, in the Dam Bay Waters of Nha Trang Town, with nine Chinese people onboard.

The crew told the guards that they were on their way from Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang to the central city of Da Nang when their generators broke down.

However, the boats' captains, 54-year-old Zhang Jiangming and 53-year-old Zeng Wangyuan, failed to present necessary documents related to their operations.

The guards said all the crewmen had visas to Vietnam via the border gates of Mong Cai in the northern province of Quang Ninh, and Moc Bai in the southern province of Tay Ninh.

Authorities are investigating the case further.

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