• Short Summary

    The captain and eighty crewmen from a Bulgarian trawler are being held on their ship in New York harbour after United States coastquards seized and boarded the trawler, Limoza, on Saturday (26 January) for allegedly fishing within 12 miles (18 Kilometres) of the U.

  • Description

    The captain and eighty crewmen from a Bulgarian trawler are being held on their ship in New York harbour after United States coastquards seized and boarded the trawler, Limoza, on Saturday (26 January) for allegedly fishing within 12 miles (18 Kilometres) of the U.S. shore.

    According to the coastguards an armed party boarded the trawler after a chase beginning within the 12 mile fishing limit. The Coastguard captain, Edwin H. Daniels, explained where the ship was taken.

    Limoza's master, Captain Peter Todorov Donchev insists that his ship did not venture inside the 12 mile limit. The case is to be heard before a U.S. magistrate in New York on February 5th. Under U.S. law, Captain Donchev could be fined up to $100,000 (45,500 pounds sterling) and imprisoned for one year.

    "Limoza" was estimated to be carrying 182 tons of macherel in her hold when she was captured. Until recently United States boats have dominated commercial fishing off the coast and the Limoza capture -- the first off the East coast in many years -- is being seen as an indication of greater competitiveness in the race for the world's diminishing supplies of fish.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8MNGSI7DPWRW38PLVG4EQ70CV
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MNGSI7DPWRW38PLVG4EQ70CV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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