Philippine officials say they have seized a Vietnamese fishing boat in disputed waters of the South China Sea.
Maritime police say the ship and its 11 crew were found with a haul of dead sharks on March 26. The crew members have been charged with violating the fisheries code.
Vietnam says it is not clear if the ship was in Philippine territorial waters when it was taken.
“We do know yet whether the boat was taken away while it was fishing in the area that belongs to the Philippines or not. The ministry of foreign affairs and relevant agencies are working on the case.”