Jakarta. The Indonesian Navy has arrested a Chinese-flagged foreign fishing vessel, Hua Li-8, in Belawan, North Sumatra on Friday (22/04).
The navy received information that the Chinese ship — which is wanted by Interpol in Argentina — was within Indonesian waters and deployed two battleships, KRI Viper-820 and KRI Pati Unus-384, for the capture.
The KIA FV Hua Li-8 was last positioned at 29 nautical miles off Lhokseumawe, Sumatra.
The foreign vessel was blacklisted from Argentinian waters due to violations of illegal fishing, trade and slavery on Feb. 29.
The vessel will now be brought to the Belawan naval base for investigation.
Navy spokesman First Admiral Edi Sucipto said they are cracking down on violations within Indonesian waters.
“The navy will continue to increase security patrols in the territorial waters of Indonesia through strict measures,” said Edi.