CREW OF THAI TRAWLERS SEIZED BY BURMESE NAVY DISAPPEAR
Sittwe, 18th December 01: Since the third week of November the Burmese Navy have started a clean-up operation in the waters of Rakhine state coastline, according to our correspondent in Sittwe. On the 24th November a Thai fishing trawler named "
According to our correspondent, the navy have reported that the crews of the two Thai vessels were dead and missing, and that they could not carry out a search operation because of the rough seas prevailing on that day after they seized the two trawlers. During the morning hours of the 24th November "
Though there are many Thai, Malaysia, Singapore and Bangladesh fishing companies doing joint-venture business in Myanmar, a large number of illegal Thai trawlers also come to the Bay of Bengal for catching fish because of the richness of fish resources in the Rakhine waters, according to a prominent owner of joint-venture fish company who told this to our correspondent on condition of anonymity. #
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