The Greek Coast Guard clashed with a Turkish fishing boat off the coast of Chios on Tuesday evening.
Upon spotting the Turkish fishing boat in a stretch of sea between the Greek islands of Chios and Oinousses, the Greek Coast Guard warned the fishermen that they were in Greek territorial waters and they must leave.
According to the Greek Coast Guard, the three fishermen on the boat ignored the warning to leave the area and began to throw objects at the Greek vessel, before attempting to ram into it.
Greek Coast Guard fired warning shots at Turkish fishing boat
The Greek Coast Guard then fired warning shots in the air near the Turkish fishing boat using Flobert guns, which are low-caliber pistols usually used for indoor target shooting.
Shots from Flobert guns are usually not fatal nor do they cause serious injuries in most circumstances.