Coast Guards Take Action Against Illegal Sand Dredging

Sand barge. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


Coast Guard officers on Saturday arrested five crew members aboard a Chinese vessel that was illegally dredging sea sand, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) reported.

The CGA said recently Chinese vessels had entered Kinmen waters to mine the area for sea sand, and when Coast Guard officers approached them, they would flee to Chinese waters or pretend they had drifted into restricted waters because of a mechanical failure…

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