The Argentine coast guard has sunk a Chinese trawler illegally fishing in its territorial waters, the coast guard said Tuesday.

The boat was detected Monday off Puerto Madryn, 1,300 kilometers south of Buenos Aires.

The trawler led the coast guard on a high-seas chase during which it "carried out maneuvers to collide with the coast guard patrol," the maritime authorities said.

The fishing boat's crew was rescued after the Argentine coast guard fired on the vessel Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010.

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