HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has accused Thai officials of attacking its fishing boats, saying one fisherman was killed and two others were injured.
State media reported Friday that the fisherman was killed and the others were injured when they were attacked by a Thai vessel identified as Thai Police 528 in separate incidents last week. They said the fishing boats were operating illegally in Thai waters when the incidents happened.
The Tuoi Tre newspaper quoted Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh as saying Vietnam strongly condemned the “inhumane acts” and was calling on Thai authorities to investigate the incidents.
Fishing disputes are common in the region as Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have overlapping sea areas.