Filipino indicted for murder after 8 die on Taiwanese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino fishery worker was indicted on Friday (July 12) for murder after a killing spree on the high seas resulted in the death of eight members of a fishing vessel. The ...

14 illegal immigrants from Vietnam nabbed off SW Taiwan coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fourteen Vietnamese on a Taiwanese fishing boat trying to enter Taiwan illegally were intercepted by the country’s Coast Guard off the coast of the southwestern city...

Taiwanese coast guard service member completes training course in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Huang Po-hsun (黃柏勳), a service member of the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) of Taiwan, has completed the International Maritime Officers Course (IMOC) held by the United...

Snorkeler busted for stomping on endangered sea turtle in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A snorkeler was arrested on Monday (June 10) for stomping on an endangered green sea turtle on an island in the far south of Taiwan, announced the Southern Branch of the Coast ...

Taiwan Coast Guard rescue drill shows off new ambulance airlift capabilities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) held a rescue exercise codenamed “Operation Nanyuan No. 4” (南援四號演練) in the waters off Taiping Island (太平島) of the Spratly ...

Rarely seen megamouth shark caught off E. Taiwan, sold for meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A rare megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios) was caught off the coast of eastern Taiwan early yesterday morning and after samples were taken for science, the leviathan was sold...

Six Taiwanese shipbuilders capable of making assault vessels, says Navy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—In response to legislators’ concern about the capability and human resources of Taiwanese shipyards, the Navy Command said on Friday (April 26) that six domestic shipy...

Taiwan, Palau sign sea patrol cooperation pact

Koror, Palau, March 22 (CNA) Taiwan and its Pacific ally, Palau, signed an agreement on Friday to cooperate in sea patrols and under this new pact, they will launch a joint rescue drill on the seas c...

Thai drug syndicate busted in Taiwan; 29 kg of heroin seized

A drug ring headed by a Thai national was busted in Taiwan last month and some 29 kilograms of heroin was seized in the process, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Wednesday. The heroin was ...

Filipino man arrested for murder on Taiwanese fishing boat arrives in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing two of his countrymen on a Taiwan fishing boat, arrived in Kaohsiung yesterday (March 18). The fisherman has been identi...

Taiwan arrests 22 illegal Vietnamese working in underground construction site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 22 Vietnamese nationals suspected of working in Taiwan illegally were arrested in a raid on a construction site in Hsinchu County on March 14 and could now face...

Filipino man arrested for murder of two countrymen on Taiwanese fishing boat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino chief officer of a Taiwan-registered fishing vessel allegedly involved in the fatal stabbing of two of his countrymen, was arrested 10 days after the deadly assault ...

NT$1 billion worth of illegal drugs seized by Taiwan authorities in six-month bust

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — NT$1 billion worth of illegal substances have been seized over the past six months in one of the country’s largest-ever illicit drug busts, Taiwan’s Coast Guar...

Taiwan’s Academia Historica head tapped as new National Palace Museum Director

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Palace Museum will be headed by Academia Historica President, Wu Mi-cha (吳密察), while Deputy Chairperson of the Ocean Affairs Council, Lee Chung-wei...

2nd dead hog floats onto Taiwan's Kinmen, heightens fears of ASF spread

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A dead hog was reported to have washed up on a beach in Taiwan's Kinmen County this morning, a day after a dead pig which had also washed up on the island county's shor...