Japan Coastguard Arrests Another China Boat Captain

Japan’s coastguard arrested the captain of a Chinese boat on suspicion of illegal fishing in its exclusive economic zone on Tuesday, officials said, amid a territorial row between the two countries.

The coral fishing boat with a crew of 11 was spotted by a coastguard patrol plane in waters about 44km northeast of Miyako island in the Okinawan chain, the coastguard official said.

The captain, aged 44, whose name has yet to be disclosed, was arrested on suspicion of fishing in the exclusive maritime zone without permission from Japan, the coastguard said.

“After receiving information from our aeroplane, three of our patrol boats approached the Chinese ship, and they are now sailing back to Miyako with the Chinese ship,” the spokesperson said.

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Japan arrests captain of Chinese fishing boat

Japans coastguard on Sunday arrested the captain of a Chinese fishing boat that allegedly intruded into Japanese territorial waters, a report said.The 47-year-old captain was arrested on charges of violating fishing laws in Japans exclusive economic zone, Jiji Press said, citing the coastguard.The coastguards regional headquarters in the city of Nagasaki said its patrol ship spotted two Chinese fishing boats in waters close to the Goto Islands, off Japans southwestern coast, the report said.After the two vessels rejected its order to stop for on-board inspections, the patrol ship chased one of the two for nearly four-and-a-half-hours.

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