A Chinese Coast Guard ship is seen near a Vietnam Marine Guard ship in the South China Sea. Vietnam claims a Chinese vessel hit and sank a fishing boat near the Paracel Islands. Photo: ReutersA Chinese Coast Guard ship is seen near a Vietnam Marine Guard ship in the South China Sea. Vietnam claims a Chinese vessel hit and sank a fishing boat near the Paracel Islands. Photo: Reuters
A Chinese Coast Guard ship is seen near a Vietnam Marine Guard ship in the South China Sea. Vietnam claims a Chinese vessel hit and sank a fishing boat near the Paracel Islands. Photo: Reuters

Chinese ship, Vietnamese fishing boat collide in South China Sea

  • Vietnam said the Chinese vessel hit the boat near the Paracel Islands before capturing its eight crew members and two boats which came to its rescue
  • But Beijing said the Vietnamese vessel had ‘suddenly turned sharply’ and hit the Chinese ship, which tried to avoid it, before sinking
Topic |   South China Sea
A Chinese Coast Guard ship is seen near a Vietnam Marine Guard ship in the South China Sea. Vietnam claims a Chinese vessel hit and sank a fishing boat near the Paracel Islands. Photo: ReutersA Chinese Coast Guard ship is seen near a Vietnam Marine Guard ship in the South China Sea. Vietnam claims a Chinese vessel hit and sank a fishing boat near the Paracel Islands. Photo: Reuters
A Chinese Coast Guard ship is seen near a Vietnam Marine Guard ship in the South China Sea. Vietnam claims a Chinese vessel hit and sank a fishing boat near the Paracel Islands. Photo: Reuters
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