The Associated Press is reporting,
“…a heavily-armed U.S. Coast Guard cutter sailed up to a fleet of a few hundred Chinese squid-fishing boats not far from Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. Its mission: inspect the vessels for any signs of illegal, unreported or unregulated fishing…But in this case, the Chinese captains of several fishing boats did something unexpected. Three vessels sped away, one turning aggressively 90 degrees toward the Coast Guard cutter James, forcing the American vessel to take evasive action to avoid being rammed.”
Of course there is much more to the story.
As they say on TTAG, “This should have been a DGU.”
We don’t generally shoot people unless we have to.
I mean warning shots. You’re allowed to do warning shots, aren’t you?