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Navy protests as Myanmar fires on boat

Fishing crew jump ship after attack

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The Royal Thai Navy is protesting to Myanmar after its soldiers allegedly opened fire on a Thai fishing boat that sailed into an overlapping border area off the Ranong coast Saturday. 

The Third Naval Area Command, which oversees Thai territories on the Andaman Sea, sent the protest after an urgent meeting of the Thai-Myanmar General Border Committee (GBC) to discuss the incident.

The crew of 14 jumped into the sea after the fishing vessel came under fire, navy spokesman Niphan Chamachot told the Thai News Agency.

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