The Chinese vessel Jing Yuan 626 continued its sailing supported by four other vessels of the same flag, and tried to prevent capture, by performing maneuvres that increased the risk of collision with the Argentine Coast Guard vessel. with attempts of collision and maneuvers that put in risk the life of the crew of the coastguard Mantilla.
The captain of the Coastguard, Eduardo Scarzello, in an operation coordinated by the Argentine Naval Prefecture, and following the guidelines given by the Minister of Security, Patricia Bullrich, began the pursuit of the fishing boat.
The Coast Guard fired intimidating shots, which did not stop the fishing vessel. After that, shots were fired above the waterline, and after eight hours of chasing the Coast Guard gave up the attempt.