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Japan arrests another Chinese skipper

23 december 2011, 10:37
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A Chinese fishing boat, whose captain was arrested by Japan Coast Guard after a more-than six hour chase through Japanese waters. ©AFP
A Chinese fishing boat, whose captain was arrested by Japan Coast Guard after a more-than six hour chase through Japanese waters. ©AFP
Japan's coastguard has arrested a Chinese fishing boat captain in Japanese territorial waters, AFP reports, citing officers Thursday, in the second such case this week.

The Japan Coast Guard arrested Lin Zongyong, captain of the 132-ton Minxiayu 05128, shortly after 7 pm (1000 GMT) Wednesday after the Chinese skipper allegedly ignored an order to stop, the coastguard said.

The fishing boat slowed down after an hour-long pursuit and officers boarded the vessel in waters near Yome Island, part of the Ogasawara island chain, 950 kilometres (600 miles) south of Tokyo, the coastguard said.

The arrest came just days after Japan's coastguard caught another Chinese boat captain four kilometres off an island in Nagasaki, southwest Japan.

Arrests by Japan of straying Chinese fishermen are reasonably common and usually pass off without much of a hitch, but can occasionally spark international ructions.

In September 2010 relations between Tokyo and Beijing turned icy after a collision between a Japanese coastguard vessel and a Chinese fishing boat off disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Japan arrested the skipper near uninhabited -- but strategically coveted -- outcrops known in Japanese as Senkaku. The rocky islets are called Diaoyu in Chinese.

Relations between Seoul and Beijing have been tested after a Chinese fisherman was charged with murder last week in South Korea over the fatal stabbing of a coastguard officer and the wounding of another as they tried to detain him and his boat for illegally operating in the Yellow Sea.

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