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Detained Chinese seamen freed by South Korea

Three Chinese fishermen detained by South Korea in a row over illegal fishing have been freed.

Their fishing boat overturned and sank in the Yellow Sea earlier this month after colliding with a South Korean coastguard vessel trying to enforce a ban on fishing in South Korean waters.

South Korea has accused Chinese vessels of continuing to flout the ban, which was imposed by China itself two years ago.

South Korean officials released pictures showing coast guards attempting to stop Chinese fishing boats allegedly illegally fishing in South Korean waters.

  • 25 Dec 2010
  • From the section World