Japan arrests captain of Chinese boat: Report

The captain was arrested on charges of violating the fishing operation law in Japan`s exclusive economic zone.

Updated: Nov 07, 2011, 00:26 AM IST

Tokyo: Japan`s coastguardon Sunday arrested the
captain of a Chinese fishing boat that allegedly intruded into
Japanese territorial waters, a report said.

The 47-year-old captain was arrested on charges of
violating the fishing operation law in Japan`s exclusive
economic zone, Jiji Press said, citing the coastguard.

The coastguard`s regional headquarters in the city of
Nagasaki said its patrol ship spotted two Chinese fishing
boats in waters close to the Goto Islands, off Japan`s
southwestern coast, the report said.

After the two vessels rejected its order to stop for
on-board inspections, the patrol ship chased one of the two
for nearly four-and-a-half-hours.

PTI