Report – By Kamis in Surabaya
The Indonesian navy’s Eastern Fleet Command has sunk three Philippines fishing boats at the naval base in Sorong, West Papua for alleged poaching in Melanesian waters .
“The three boats entered the Indonesian marine territory by flying the Indonesian flag and using Indonesian names on them,” the commander of the Eastern Fleet Command, Rear Admiral Darwanto, said.
In an official statement received by Antara in Surabaya, West Java, the commander stated that the Indonesian flag and names meant they had some intention to commit “illegal acts”. Read more »