The fishermen asserted they were operating in Vietnamese waters prior to the apprehension
|From left, Cao Van Hoang, Luu Van Ly, Le Thanh Thien, Hua Minh Trung, and Le Thanh Thua. Photo: Tuoi Tre|
Five Vietnamese fishermen have pled not guilty following their capture by Indonesian authorities for illegally fishing in Indonesian waters.
A flotilla of five fishing boats from the southern Vietnamese province of Kien Giang was operating near Hon Khoai Island off the southern province of Ca Mau on April 13 when they were apprehended by Indonesian vessels.