What effect did WW2 have on Macau's merchant and fishing fleets?

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What effect did WW2 have on Macau's merchant and fishing fleets?

Post by Hama » 07 Jun 2018 14:26

Given that Macau was a neutral territory in the middle of a warzone, does anyone have information on what impact the years 1941-45 had on civilian merchant or fishing vessels operating out of Macau?

As neutral-flagged vessels, did they face any restrictions or incidents, for example if Macau-based fishing boats were trawling around the South China Sea during the war years? Or did the war force them all to remain in port? I know for example that during WW2 there were incidents of neutrally-flagged Irish merchant vessels being torpedoed by German submarines, so I'm curious about what the war was like for Portuguese-flagged civilian ships operating out of Macau.

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