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https://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/27/world/asia/vietnam-boat-sinks-in-clash-near-oil-rig.html

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May 26, 2014

Beijing — A Chinese fishing vessel rammed and sank a Vietnamese fishing boat near the Chinese deepwater oil rig that was placed in disputed waters off the coast of Vietnam, according to the state-run Vietnamese television network, VTV1.

Vietnamese fishing boats operating in the area rescued 10 fishermen who were on the boat that was hit, about 17 nautical miles southwest of the rig, VTV1 said.

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The Chinese confirmed the collision but gave a totally different account.

The state run news agency, Xinhua, said that the Vietnamese fishing vessel “capsized when it was interfering with and ramming a fishing vessel” from Hainan, a province of China.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-27583564

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Vietnam boat sinks after collision with Chinese vessel
27 May 2014

Both countries are blaming the other for the incident.

Vietnam's coast guard said the boat was encircled by 40 Chinese vessels before it was rammed, reports said.

But Chinese state media outlet Xinhua said Vietnam's boat collided with its vessel after "engaging in harassment".

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Re: Vietnamese Vessel Sinks in Clash near Chinese Oil Rig (2014)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 01:28:16 AM »
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/05/article/ship-rammed-by-chinese-on-display-in-vietnam/

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Ship rammed by Chinese on display in Vietnam
May 30, 2019

A fishing boat that was damaged during an attack by Chinese authorities has been put on display as a reminder to citizens in Vietnam.

The Hoang Sa (Paracel) Exhibition House in Son Tra district of Da Nang City put the boat called DNa 90152TS on display outside its premises, VN Express reported. The boat, which used to fish around the Parcel Islands, was given to the house as a gift by its owner, Huynh Thi Nhu Hoa.

On May 1, 2014, the Chinese oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 was anchored off the Paracels. Vietnamese authorities repeatedly demanded its removal and claimed it violated the sovereignty of Vietnam as well as international laws.

In response, Chinese ships started chasing Vietnamese vessels away. At one point they were even attacked.

DNa 90152TS was rammed by a Chinese vessel about 17 nautical miles off the oil rig. In addition, the Chinese stopped other Vietnamese fishing boats from rescuing its crew, but the crewmen were able to save themselves.

China then denied the attack, saying the boat sank after it rammed a Chinese ship. A video clip was then released that showed a Chinese ship ramming DNa 90152TS.


The ship DNa 90152TS. Photo: YouTube