One rescued, six still missing after fishing boat capsizes off Shimen

Search and rescue efforts were launched on Friday in response to a report of a capsized fishing boat 2.9 nautical miles off New Taipei’s Shimen.

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One more person was rescued and six remain missing after a fishing boat capsized near Fugui Cape in North Coast, New Taipei City on Saturday, reports said.

Search and rescue efforts were launched on Friday in response to a report of a capsized fishing boat 2.9 nautical miles off New Taipei’s Shimen. While one of the eight crew members, Lin Moude, was lifted from the sea at 8:30 p.m. Friday, seven were reported missing.

Lin said the boat was repeatedly hit by massive waves before it capsized.

On Sunday morning, one more Chinese crew member was rescued from the wreckage of the boat after it was found stranded offshore of Shimen, according to media reports.

The missing crew members include Taiwanese captain Wu Tsung-te, four Chinese and two Vietnamese crewmen.