Indonesia Gears Up To Sink 70 Foreign Vessels

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Indonesia Gears Up To Sink 70 Foreign Vessels On Its 70th Independence Day

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The Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) plans to sink 70 foreign ships that were once caught poaching in Indonesian waters by the nation’s authorities.  The event is scheduled to take place on August 17, the day the country celebrates its 70th year of Indonesian independence.

Highlights:

  • Poaching is not an act perpetrated by foreign vessels alone
  • Foreign ships include Vietnam (33 ships) while the rest came from the Philippines (eight), Thailand (five) and Malaysia (five)
  • The country employs this approach safeguarding its rights
  • The last one of its kind occurred on May 20 to commemorate National Awakening Day, involving 41 foreign vessels.

Image Credit: Flickr/JenJoaquin

Source: The Diplomat

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