Two Chinese fishing ships have been detained off Russia's Far-East region, the
Chinese Consulate confirmed on Tuesday.
One ship carried 17 fishermen while the other had 19 on board, the consulate
told Xinhua, adding both ships were from the city of Weihai in China's eastern
The consulate said it was notified by the coastal service of Russia's
Far-East Primorsky region, which said the two ships were seized because they
entered Russia's exclusive economic zone.
One ship was detained at the port of Nakhodka, while the other ship was
heading there, the consulate said, adding it was trying to find out if all the
fishermen were accounted for.
According to the RIA Novosti news agency, a Russian coast guard vessel, the
Dzerzhinsky, fired warning shots and then opened targeted fire to stop a Chinese
fishing ship that had been fishing for squid.
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