Monday, May 26, 2014

Chinese/Vietnamese oil rig stand off: Chinese sink Vietnamese fishing boat

(China Sea) While the Chinese with their 130 ships and the Vietnamese with their 60 hold their version of a Mexican stand off over how the Chinese have plonked an oil rig inside UN recognised Vietnamese (240 km (150 miles) off Vietnam's coast and 330 km (206 miles) from the southern coast of China's Hainan island waters) and said:
"Come and have a go if you think your hard enough?"
However, the Chinese Navy has decided to get the first punch in by picking a fight with a solitary Vietnamese fishing boat, which at a distance of 17 miles form the Chinese oil rig found itself surrounded by around 40 Chinese naval ships and then was rammed in which to send the message to the Vietnamese that China means business. The ship then took on water and sank. Thankfully, the fishermen were rescued by another fishing vessel.