A Vietnamese fisherman in the northern city of Hai Phong has accused a Chinese ship of ramming and firing high-pressure cannons at his boat, while threatening his crew in Vietnamese waters.
Nguyen Duc Quang lodged his complaint with the Hai Phong Border Guard on Monday.
The complaint alleged that, on June 6, Quang and four crew members were fishing some 30 nautical from Co To Island in Quang Ninh Province when a Chinese armored ship appeared.
Dozens of Chinese crew members on a ship coded 45024 brandished cudgels and drew back a canvas gun cover to intimidate them, he said.
Quang claimed that after approaching and ramming his boat, badly damaging its hull and bow, the Chinese crew fired a water cannon at the boat destroying lights and other equipment onboard.
Two hours after being attacked, the Vietnamese boat managed to reach Co To island where Quang reported the case to the border guards.
Do Trung Thoai, vice chairman of Hai Phong City People’s Committee, said the case remains under investigation.
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