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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 Coast Guard detains Chinese crew for illegal fishing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard on Monday (June 28) seized a Chinese fishing boat after it crossed into Taiwan’s maritime territory near Penghu. A patrol boat from the Coast Guar...

12 dead, 4 missing after fishing boat sinks in eastern China

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese fishing boat capsized and sank early Sunday off the coast of the eastern Zhejiang province, killing at least 12 people and leaving four missing, according to state media repor...

Japan searches for 5 crew from capsized Chinese fishing boat

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese coast guard personnel were searching Wednesday for five crewmembers missing from a Chinese fishing boat that capsized near disputed waters. A patrol plane that...

Taiwanese researchers rescued at sea by Chinese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four scuba divers have been rescued by a Chinese fishing boat after being reported missing while conducting an underwater research survey on Thursday (Nov. 19). Accordi...

Taiwan coast guard seizes trespassing Chinese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Thursday (Nov. 19) that it has seized a Chinese vessel illegally fishing in waters near the offshore Kinmen County and w...

Beijing blasts Taiwan Coast Guard for using water cannon on Chinese fishing boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) on Wednesday (Oct. 28) called the Taiwanese Coast Guard’s use of a water cannon on Chinese fishin...

Taiwan deports crew of Chinese vessel after 46-day detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The captain and 17 crew members of a Chinese fishing boat caught trespassing in the waters around Taiwan's Dongsha Islands in July were deported Thursday (Sept. 10) af...

Seized trawler had Australia's largest cocaine haul on board

SYDNEY (AP) — Cocaine pulled from a seized trawler was confirmed Wednesday to be Australia's largest haul of the illicit drug. The Coralynne was intercepted Saturday night after Aust...

11th Hour Racing heads back across Atlantic to Rhode Island

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the coronavirus pandemic affecting sailing as much as it has other sports, an American-based team planning to compete in the next Ocean Race will relocate from France back to Rho...

Chinese fishing boat crew arrested for trespassing in Taiwanese waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Coast Guard caught a Chinese fishing boat trespassing into its waters to fish on Friday (July 24) and arrested all of its crew members, who were taken back to...

Japan warship, China fishing boat collide in East China Sea

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese destroyer collided with a Chinese fishing boat in the East China Sea on Monday but no one was injured, the Defense Ministry said. The collision caused a hole ...

China swiftly stripping Philippines' EEZ of marine resources

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hot on the heels of an announcement by the Duterte Administration acquiescing to Communist China's encroachment on its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), experts warn that Chin...

Taiwan Coast Guard seizes 2 Chinese fishing boats in 1 day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (May 12), two Chinese fishing boats, the Qianlian yu (閩連漁) No. 2016 and an unmarked vessel, trespassed in the waters near Taiwan’s Matsu Islands, of Lienchang C...

Taiwan Coast Guard seizes Chinese fishing boat with pork onboard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Coast Guard in Penghu seized a Chinese fishing vessel that crossed into Taiwan’s territorial waters on Sunday (April 28). Liberty Times reported the bo...