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Vietnamese fishing vessels apprehended in Australian waters
Thursday, 31 March 2016 15:36

Two Vietnamese vessels have been apprehended in waters off North Queensland, Australia for suspected illegal fishing.

Maritime Border Command (MBC) officers detained 28 crew members, a large amount of diving gear and what is suspected to be illegally caught sea cucumbers.

The apprehension involved a coordinated air and surface response, with a Dash-8 aircraft initially identifying the vessels, before HMAS ‘Childers’ and Australian Border Force Cutter (ABFC) ‘Roebuck Bay’ boarded and apprehended the vessels.