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New Zealand navy detects three toothfish poachers red-handed in the Ross Sea

Wednesday, January 14th 2015 - 07:19 UTC
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The New Zealand navy has discovered a third boat fishing illegally. The Foreign Ministry informed that the HMNZS Wellington caught another vessel, “Yongding”, to the west of the Ross Sea, in Antarctic waters. Read full article

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  • Klingon

    Sink em and move onto the next boat.

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 10:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    Wellington,
    Do you carry torpedoes?
    You'd only have to sink one & the other two would surrender.

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • zathras

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-30808949

    More information on this from the beeb.

    HMNZS Wellington (P-55) Protector class off-shore patrol vessel

    Armament:
    1 × remote controlled MSI DS25 Stabilized Naval Mount with 25mm M242 Bushmaster cannon
    2 × M2HB .50 calibre machine guns
    Small arms

    Aircraft carried:
    1 × SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopter.
    Can be armed with a combination of homing torpedoes, depth charges, Maverick Air to Surface missiles, MAG58M Machine Gun.

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    It seems that poor weather and sea conditions make it impossible for Wellington to force the issue of boarding the vessels. So inform them that unless they heave to and co-operate in boarding, they will be sunk. Is the Bushmaster cannon sufficiently accurate to blow the sterns off? I have no doubt that Wellington is 'standing by' and will board when its crew will be safe.

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Andy35

    They need to sort this out like the do Somali pirates.

    Using kid gloves will never work as these people are obviously running against the law.

    Not only does it cause harm to the fish stocks down there it also means honest fishing boats are robbed of what they should be catching in a sustained way.

    Jan 14th, 2015 - 08:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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