The decree stipulates that foreign fishing boats are allowed to legally operate in Việt Nam's territorial waters for fishing purposes if they are licensed by Vietnamese competent agencies. Each fishing license is issued to only one boat and will expire after 12 months (for seafood exploitation) and 24 months (for other fishery activities). The license is extended only three times of 12 months each. In addition, foreign fishing boats must operate in Việt Nam's territorial waters on the basis of international cooperation, equity, and mutual benefit, and in respect of the country's national independence, sovereignty, domestic laws and international laws. The decree sets seven criteria for licensing overseas fishing boats. These include investment license, registration certification, certification on technical safety, radio frequency and transmitter use license, certifications of captain and chief mechanic, list of the crew, and at least one person who has good command of … [Read more...] about New regulations for foreign fishing boats to operate within VNâ€™s territorial waters
Territorial waters sovereignty
A book that focuses on cooperation for the sake of development in territorial waters in international law and reality made its debut on Tuesday. Compiled by Dr Nguyen Ba Dien, director of the Centre for the Sea and International Marine Law, the book provides readers with a scientific basis for joint exploitation at sea and in the East Sea and an overview of cooperation in jointly exploiting territorial waters. The book is considered as one of the efforts by the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications in the building of a document system guiding the media and public opinion, and popularizing the management, protection and development of Vietnam's sea and islands. The book analyses the actual situation of demarcation and the solutions to resolve disputes for development between countries in the world together with a number of recommendations for Vietnam. It also features joint exploitation models in the world, experience in entering into joint exploitation agreements, and … [Read more...] about VN publishes book featuring cooperation in territorial waters
A book on cooperation for development in territorial waters in international law and reality was introduced to the public on June 18. It is part of the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications' efforts to build a document system guiding the media and public opinion, and popularising the management, protection and development of Vietnam's sea and islands. The book, compiled by Director of the Centre for the Sea and International Marine Law Nguyen Ba Dien, gives readers an overview of cooperation in jointly exploiting territorial waters as well as a scientific basis for joint exploitation at sea and in the East Sea in particular. Joint exploitation models in the world, experience in setting up joint exploitation agreements, and the application of these models in the East Sea together with recommendations for Vietnam also feature in the book. The book analyses the reality of demarcation and the solutions to disputes for development between nations in the world. It highlights … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s book on cooperation in territorial waters launched
Vietnam vigorously opposed China's acts on June 9 in harassing a ship conducting seismic surveys in Vietnam's territorial waters in the EastSea and demanded the Chinese authorities stop repeating such kinds of violations. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga declared the protest at a regular press conference of the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam in Hanoi on June 9 She told to the media that at 6am on June 9, a Chinese fishing boat code-named 62226, supported by two Chinese fishery administration vessels code-named 311 and 303, intentionally hit the survey cables of Viking II, ( this ship was hired by the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group), when it was conducting seismic surveys at Lot 136/03 at a location 6 degrees 47'5" north latitude and 109 degrees 17'5" east longitude on Vietnam's continental shelf. The Chinese fishing boat 62226 trailed a cable-cutting device into the vicinity of ship Viking II and became trapped in the network of underwater cables in use by the … [Read more...] about Vietnam again opposes China’s acts violating Vietnam’s territorial waters.
Another ship contracted by the Vietnamese state-owned oil and gas group has been disturbed by several foreign boats while it was conducting seismic surveys on the continental shelf of Vietnam, Tuoi Tre reported Wednesday. The Viking 2, managed by the PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC), was being operated in the waters near Dai Hung oil field, 270 kilometers off the southern province of Vung Tau, according to the newspaper. According to Tuoi Tre, the Norwegian-flagged ship, which PTSC leased from French-owned CGG Veritas Joint-venture, first encountered a ship at round 9 p.m. on Sunday. The ship entered the area where the surveys were being conducted, running into Viking 2's tail float, it said. PSTC's ship then asked for help from two security ships. The other still continued with the disturbance, although it was asked to leave in both English and Vietnamese. The troublemaker sped up to the front of Viking 2, prompting the security ships to fire warning … [Read more...] about Another Vietnamese ship disturbed in territorial waters: report