Sunken Vessel

From BBC.

Once one knows where the boat was sunken, we can easily tell who’s at fault.

Argentina sinks Chinese fishing boat Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010

16 March 2016

Argentina’s coastguard chased and sank a Chinese vessel that it says was fishing illegally in Argentine waters on Monday.

In a statement, the coastguard said one of its vessels had fired warning shots at the Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010 as it headed for international waters.

The coastguard said it had first tried to raise a response by radio. All 32 crew members were rescued, it said.

China has expressed “serious concern” over the sinking.

Map of the approximate location of the Chinese fishing boat in relation to Argentina, Exclusive Economic Zone, and Atlantic Ocean
Map of the approximate location of the Chinese fishing boat in relation to Argentina, Exclusive Economic Zone, and Atlantic Ocean

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement that Beijing had “made urgent representations” to Argentina, demanding a thorough investigation.

Illegal fishing is a common problem in the South Atlantic.

“The vessel was hailed over radio (in Spanish and English) and both visual and audio signals were sent to make contact. However, the vessel turned off its fishing lights and proceeded to flee towards international waters without responding to repeated calls over various frequencies,” the coastguard statement said (in Spanish).

“On several occasions, the offending ship performed manoeuvres designed to force a collision with the coastguard, putting at risk not only its own crew but coastguard personnel, who were then ordered to shoot parts of the vessel.”

China is the world’s largest market for seafood and has the biggest long-distance fishing fleet, currently numbering more than 2,000 vessels, reports say.

In 2012 Argentina captured two Chinese vessels it said had been fishing illegally for squid in its exclusive economic zone. Warning shots were fired.

The latest incident comes despite Argentina’s relations with China growing closer in recent years.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-35815444

Who’s at fault?

Colored in green (or darker region on the East) is China and colored in orange (or darker region on the South West)
Colored in green (or darker region on the East) is China and colored in orange (or darker region on the South West)
  1. The Chinese fishing boat’s approximate location is located on the East coast of Argentina.
  2. Chinese fishermen had to sail South East, across the Atlantic, to fish.

Sorry, China.  The evidence speak for themselves.  Don’t get caught next time.

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I began writing Elle's Adventure in China (EACh) in June 2014 as a fun summer project, but as obstacles kept interfering with my plans, I forked and forked more options. I took writing this novel much more seriously in mid-July, and want to have it officially published someday in my lifetime. As many artists put their hearts into their projects, so do I. I did not start out liking to read, but a professor suggested a book for me for homework a few years ago, and it was an amazing book. Since then, I read for pleasure, and I hope my novel, Elle's Adventure in China, does the same for as many of you as possible. The same thing goes to writing. I did not like to write until I took a course where the professor and papers made me love to write. I hope every one of you find what makes you happy and dedicated to work. In May 2015, I started my other blog, Read and Write Here (R&WH), as a place to post other things that aren't China- and Chinese culture-related and not EACh. I share some of my memories and experiences from student teaching, irregular participation in Daily Prompts, etc. I'd like to have regular people and bloggers to write book reviews and post it on R&WH someday. Keep reading and writing!

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