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Coast Guard Anping-class vessel to join Taiwan's annual wargames

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of National Defense has confirmed that the Coast Guard Administration’s Anping-class patrol ship, the Chengkung, will participate in the upcoming Hankua...

2 Chinese men appear in Taiwan harbor on rubber dinghy

TAIPEI (Taiwan) — Two Chinese men on a rubber dinghy towing a jet ski entered Taitung’s Fugang Harbor on Saturday (June 11), claiming their boat broke down while they were making their way...

Chinese coast guard 'harasses' Taiwan research ship in Philippine waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippines on Tuesday (May 31) announced that it had summoned a Chinese diplomat over the "harassment" by a China Coast Guard (CCG) ship of a Taiwanese vess...

Taiwan Coast Guard doubts PLA piloted speedboats near outlying island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Speedboats spotted in the waters off the outlying island of Matsu were probably piloted by Chinese fishermen, not by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the Coast Gu...

Taiwan officer on Dongsha Island tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female Navy officer tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving on the remote Taiwanese-held South China Sea island of Dongsha, reports said Tuesday (May 10). After a...

Missing north Taiwan scuba diver rescued after spending night on Turtle Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man who spent the night on Turtle Island after losing contact with his friend while scuba diving in Gongliao, was picked up by a fishing boat on Sunday (May 8) as he att...

National Security Bureau denies rumor Taiwan must have US approval to proceed with runway expansion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Security Bureau (NSB) on Thursday (April 28) denied reports that Taiwan, with the approval of the U.S., will expand the runway on Taiping Island. ...

Taiwan Coast Guard Administration receives 2nd 4,000-ton frigate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Coast Guard Administration (CGA) on Friday (April 22) received its second 4,000-ton frigate, the Hsinchu, which will be deployed in the CGA’s Northern Flo...

Taiwan Air Force denies rumors of runway extension plan on Taiping Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Air Force Command on Sunday (April 17) shut down rumors that it is planning to extend the runway on Taiping Island. The command said Taiping Island’s runway i...

Taiwan Coast Guard receives two offshore patrol vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) received the fourth and fifth of 12 planned Anping-class offshore patrol vessels on Friday (April 8) as well as a new patrol boat. ...

7 rescued, 1 missing after cargo ship sinks off Taiwan's coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven Indonesian crewmembers of Mongolian cargo ship the Prestige have been rescued after the vessel sank off the coast of Taichung Tuesday (March 22), and authorities con...

Taiwan monitors Chinese militarization of man-made islands in South China Sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is closely monitoring China’s militarization of man-made islands in the South China Sea, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) said Tuesday (March 22). Uni...

Taiwan naval cadets enrolled in US Coast Guard Academy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has begun sending cadets to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy each year following the signing of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation last March. According to...

Somaliland foreign minister says Taiwan relations at 'highest level'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — “Relations we have (with Taiwan) are at the highest level. The best we can have,” Somaliland Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Essa Kay...

Two foreign visitors hit by drunk driver evacuated by ship from Taiwan’s Green Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two foreign visitors hit by a drunk driver on Taitung County’s Green Island Tuesday (Feb. 8) night were evacuated by a Coast Guard ship to the main island. The tw...