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Chinese man caught entering Taiwan waters in rubber boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man in a rubber dinghy was picked up by Coast Guard officers in Taiwanese waters on Sunday (Sept. 12). The rubber boat was spotted by a Coast Guard patrol nea...

Taiwan Coast Guard adds new ship to protect east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) has launched a new frigate to monitor the movements of foreign navy vessels, illegal Chinese fishing crews, and ships in peril off Tai...

Taiwan Coast Guard, Marines conduct drill in Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Coast Guard Administration (CGA) personnel and Marines stationed on Taiwan’s Dongsha Island (東沙群島, Pratas Island) on Sunday (Sept. 5) conducted a military drill invol...

Taiwan Coast Guard to replace aging radars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to strengthen its maritime reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) will carry out radar system replacement in eastern a...

Taiwan seizes Chinese supply ship after it crosses into Penghu waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese oil transport and supply ship, the Hexing 566, was seized by Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Thursday (Aug. 12) after it crossed the nation&rs...

Taiwan stations new coast guard vessel in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration’s (CGA) latest vessel has been stationed in Kinmen and will help with maritime law enforcement, rescue, and border patrol missions. ...

French warship confirmed to be anchored off west coast of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Thursday (Aug. 12) confirmed reports that a French warship had anchored just off the coast of western Taiwan. At 6:28 p.m. on We...

Taiwan plans live-fire drills near disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) plans to hold live-fire drills involving Kestrel anti-armor missiles near the disputed South China Sea island of Dongsha next month, r...

Taiwan Coast Guard expels Chinese fishing boats from eastern territorial waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration’s (CGA) eastern branch said Saturday (July 31) that it had chased away two Chinese fishing boats near Taiwan’s Orchid Island. ...

Beachgoers busted for shirking epidemic prevention rules at Taiwan's Xiaoliuqiu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of beachgoers was confronted by the authorities for violating Level 3 restrictions on a beach in southern Taiwan, with one woman handed a citation for not wearing ...

Taiwan's newest Coast Guard vessel stationed in Hualien

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration's (CGA) second Anping-class patrol vessel, the Chengkung, arrived in the Port of Hualien on Tuesday (June 29) to begin maritime missions...

Oil spill hits Taiwan's Kenting, threatens wildlife

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An oil spill resulting from a pipeline breach has reached Taiwan's Kenting and Xiaoliuqiu, threatening wildlife and coral. On June 22, a pipeline ruptured at an off...

Taiwan Coast Guard takes early delivery of patrol vessel to protect east coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Friday (June 25) took delivery of its Cheng Kung offshore patrol vessel four months early to protect fishermen off Taiwan's eas...

Second Chinese man in 5 days flees to Taiwan in rubber boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in five days, a Chinese man has managed to reach Taiwan on a small rubber boat. The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Thursday (May 6) announced t...

Taiwan tightens maritime border controls after Chinese man's illegal crossing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Monday (May 3) said there were shortcomings in the handling of a recent illegal border crossing by a Chinese national. During a...