via GCaptain Blog
Argentina’s coast guard has sunk a Chinese trawler that was fishing illegally within its territorial waters, the coast guard said on Tuesday, marking a first test for relations between President Mauricio Macri and Beijing.After writing the blog title, I now wonder. Is it going full retard to attack a boat that is over fishing in your territorial waters? Oh and make no mistake about it. The Chinese are roaming far and wide these days, from Alaska, down to Australia, inside the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Europe, their fishing fleet is on the move (quite honestly I've always suspected that they were intel gathering).
A coast guard vessel pursued the fishing vessel Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010 toward international waters in a high-seas chase on Monday, firing warning shots across the Chinese boat’s bow as it attempted to raise the crew by radio.
“On several occasions, the offending ship performed maneuvers designed to force a collision with the coast guard, putting at risk not only its own crew but coast guard personnel, who were then ordered to shoot parts of the vessel,” the coast guard said in a statement.
Is this the appearance of resource wars involving a major power in S. America?