33 crew members of foreign fishing boat held after high-speed sea chase

Malaysian coastguards fired warning shots amid a high-speed sea chase that ended with the arrests of 33 crew members of a foreign fishing boat in waters off Pulau Billean in Sabah’s east coast Sandakan district.  In relating the incident near Pulau Billean, close to Sabah’s border with Philippines, Capt Razak said that an MMEA patrol team spotted the foreign fishing boat surrounded by their crewmen in rafts fishing for squids in the area. “On seeing our patrol boat, the skipper pulled up his anchor and immediately fled leaving some of his crewmen,,, Read the rest here 08:32