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Indonesian policy of sinking seized fishing boats
« on: March 30, 2017, 11:56:43 PM »
Indonesia to Sink 71 Foreign Fishing Boats Amid South China Sea Tensions
by Karlis Salna
August 15, 2016, 3:00 PM PDT
Sinking of fishing boats also seen as sending signal to China
Nation keen to protect fishing grounds in South China Sea

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-15/indonesia-to-destroy-71-boats-in-display-of-maritime-sovereignty

Indonesia will cap Wednesday’s Independence Day celebrations by scuttling as many as 71 impounded foreign vessels -- mostly Vietnamese but also a handful of Chinese -- to signal its determination to protect its sovereignty over lucrative fishing grounds in the South China Sea.

The destruction of the boats comes amid simmering regional tensions over territorial disputes in the water. Former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa said the main challenge facing the country was to ensure the message wasn’t misinterpreted.

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Indonesia Blows Up 23 Foreign Fishing Boats to Send a Message
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Indonesia Blows Up 23 Foreign Fishing Boats to Send a Message
Latest round of high-profile destruction comes as tension rises in the disputed South China Sea
By Trefor Moss
April 5, 2016 6:26 a.m. ET

https://www.wsj.com/articles/indonesia-blows-up-23-foreign-fishing-boats-to-send-a-message-1459852007

Indonesia destroyed 23 foreign fishing boats on Tuesday, as worsening relations over the disputed South China Sea drive countries to take tougher action to defend their maritime sovereignty.

Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti said her agency sank 10 Malaysian and 13 Vietnamese boats that were caught fishing illegally in Indonesian waters.

She vowed to mete out the same punishment to any vessel found poaching, no matter its origin. “If there is an illegal fishing boat from America, we will also sink it,” Ms. Pudjiastuti said.

The move came two weeks after Jakarta criticized Beijing for alleged poaching by a Chinese fishing boat.

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Re: Indonesian policy of sinking seized fishing boats
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2019, 10:17:42 AM »
South China Sea: Indonesia sinks scores of boats as rift with Beijing deepens
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By ALICE SCARSI
PUBLISHED: 00:22, Sun, May 5, 2019
UPDATED: 10:00, Sun, May 5, 2019

www.express.co.uk

INDONESIA has sunk dozens of foreign boats within just hours to deter illegal fishing in its waters bordering the highly contended South China Sea, as the country continues to assert its sovereign authority over the area.

As many as 51 foreign boats were sunk by Indonesia authorities as a warning to other nations, Fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti said. The vessels, most of which were bearing Vietnam, Malaysia and China’s flags, will be scuttled at several different locations over the next two weeks, according to Indonesian officials. Ms Pudjiastuti claimed the use of violence was necessary to avoid further economic losses from lax regulations that gave leeway for foreign boats to fish in Indonesian waters.

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