Vietnamese vessels caught for illegal fishing in Brunei waters

Two Vietnamese fishing vessels conducting illegal fishing in two separate locations in Brunei waters were seized by the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) during a routine surveillance recently. According to the Commanding Officer of Marine Police Superintendent Haji Azree bin Haji Abdul Manaf/Munap, both ships were escorted by RBN to the Muara Port and handed over to them. Twenty-seven Vietnamese nationals aged between 15-51 were questioned. Police also found evidence of fishing gear and their catches believed to be made in the Brunei waters. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin.