Fishermen work onboard their boat near Ly Son island in Vietnam. File photo: AFP
Fishermen work onboard their boat near Ly Son island in Vietnam. File photo: AFP
Vietnam

Vietnam fisherman recounts attacks by China coast guard in South China Sea

  • Nguyen Van Loc, 43, says the attacks near the Paracel Islands happen so often, they have become ‘normal life’ for fishermen in the area
  • Since 2014, 98 Vietnamese boats have been destroyed by Chinese vessels in the resource-rich South China Sea, figures show

Fishermen work onboard their boat near Ly Son island in Vietnam. File photo: AFP
Fishermen work onboard their boat near Ly Son island in Vietnam. File photo: AFP
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