Skip to comments.Russian Border Patrol Ship Opens Fire on Chinese Poachers
Posted on 07/17/2012 4:50:38 PM PDT by moonshot925
A Russian border patrol ship in the Sea of Japan opened fire on a schooner poaching under the Chinese flag, a news report said Tuesday.
The crew of the Dzerzhinsky spotted the Chinese vessel Monday within Russia's exclusive economic zone and attempted to contact it, a border patrol spokesman told RIA-Novosti.
But the ship did not respond and attempted to escape, prompting a three-hour pursuit in which Russian border guards first fired warning shots, then collided with the vessel and fired on it directly as the crew of the schooner tried to resist being boarded by Russian troops.
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Dey be plane fur keeps!
Harbinger of the future as nations stake claims for the undiscovered riches of the sea. That and Obama is pushing the Law of the Sea Treaty allowing an international body to control US seas.
One person “fell” from the vessel “during” the collision.....
Kung-Fu vs. Spetsnaz, AIN’T GONNA WORK;)
Obama to come to the Chicoms aid in 3...2...1...
I wonder how many of those fishermen said “Oh Crap” (or worse) in Chinese just before that frigate hit them.
Can you say RED ON RED?
Unless the ship is the namesake of some Russian naval hero or extremely clever botanist by that name...
Gotta show em where the line is, I guess.
Dzerzhinsky was commissioned in December 1984. Before the collapse of the USSR.
The Russians don’t usually change the name of ships that have already been commissioned.
Even so, renaming it Solzhenytsin or Sakharov would have been pretty good PR.
Named after “Iron Feliks,” of the NKVD/KGB fame.
In fact in Russia border guards are branch of KGB (later FSB).
Squid poaching. Hmm, this might just be the first article I’ve ever seen about that subject. Surrender the calamari!!
I believe that the Border Guards had their own Directorate in the old KGB.
The other interesting thing is that Dzerhinsky was actually Polish.
And I bet... Russia will not FING APOLOGIZE! Get a clue Democrats
It takes a frigate 3 hours to catch a schooner?
That aint a bad looking boat
Red Feliks ( the founder of Cheka) was a hero of Polish Communists. His statue on the Warsaw square once and now called the Bank Square was famously smeared with red paint (the hands), now removed from there, and the Poles are not too fond of him.
I wish so much that 0dumb0 had been on the Chinese schooner when it was intercepted by the Russian frigate. I mean, you know, to help resolve the conflict with his astute keen mind & crisp articulate decision making prowess. That's what I meant!
Some Chinese commentators are pretty unhappy at this turn of events:
I think they tried to solve this thing peacefully for that time. BTW, from a map it seems like a location of KAL007 downing, a pretty sensitive zone for Russian military.
I have no problem with Russia, just curious why it took a frigate 3 hours to catch a two masted sailing vessel. the schooner probably has a top speed of 7 knots and can not sail into weather. I would think a frigate could catch a sail boat in less then 10 minutes.
Oh, ok, i get your point, 3 hours trying to resolve, not catch, yes you are probably correct.
They had a navy http://russian-ships.info/eng/borderguard/.
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