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Hong Kong activists' boat used in Senkaku voyage sinks

Diaoyu group cites lack of funds, claims opposition from local government

The Kai Fung No. 2 fishing vessel, seen here in 2013. (Photo by Kenji Kawase)

HONG KONG -- A small Hong Kong fishing boat that rocked Sino-Japanese relations to a historic low in 2012 has sunk, according to the city's patriotic activist organization that owned and operated the vessel.

Chan Yu-nam, chairman of the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands, told reporters Monday that the boat, Kai Fung No. 2, sank in July 2021 after lacking money for maintenance.

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