Malaysia detains 14 Vietnamese allegedly for illegal fishing

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The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency on Sunday night detained a Vietnamese fishing vessel with 14 crew members who were accused of encroaching into Malaysian waters.
According to agency, the vessel was carrying out illegal fishing activities near the port of Tok Bali. 
It was detained by a patrol boat about 75.6 nautical miles off the port at around 10.20 p.m.
The agency said that the crew failed to produce valid documents. The gears and a ton of fish were also seized.
The Vietnamese captain and his 13 crew members, aged between 23 and 58, were remanded for 14 days beginning Monday to facilitate investigation.
The vessel, the gears and the catch are worth around US$510,000 in total.
Last Sunday, another Vietnamese vessel with six crew members were seized by Malaysian authorities around 70 nautical miles away from Kula Kemaman.

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