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Vietnamese patrol boats 'jeopardize' EEZ talks: Susi

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 11 2019   /  02:22 am
Portside peril: This screen grab taken from handout video on April 27 and released on April 29 shows members of the Indonesian Navy (right) watching as a Vietnamese coastguard ship approaches and apparently rams their vessel off the coast of Borneo in the South China Sea. (AFP/Indonesian Navy)(right) watching as a Vietnamese coastguard ship approaches and apparently rams their vessel off the coast of Borneo in the South China Sea. (AFP/Indonesian Navy)

Portside peril: This screen grab taken from handout video on April 27 and released on April 29 shows members of the Indonesian Navy (right) watching as a Vietnamese coastguard ship approaches and apparently rams their vessel off the coast of Borneo in the South China Sea. (AFP/Indonesian Navy)Indonesia claims to have detected at least 13 Vietnamese patrol boats holding station on the official "continental shelf" boundary between Indonesia and Vietnam in the Natuna Sea this year, with the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry alleging they were there to assist Vietnamese vessels to fish illegally in disputed waters nearby.Mas Achmad Santosa, the head of Satgas 115, the ministry’s illegal fishing task force, said officials concluded the vessels were Vietnamese patrol boats after analyzing data sourced from the Automatic Identification System (AIS) — an automatic tracking system that ...