Taiwan Coast Guard chases illegal Chinese dredgers away

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard sent a large patrol ship to the small island of Matsu to chase illegal Chinese sand dredgers away, reports said Friday (Sept. 25). The Chinese ships hav...

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...

Chinese man swims seven hours to Taiwan's Kinmen for freedom

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man claimed Sunday (Aug. 9) that he swam for seven hours from China to Taiwan's offshore Kinmen County in pursuit of the country's freedom and democracy....

Chinese sand dredger sinks killing 4, choppers cross Taiwan Strait's median line

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese sand dredging ship on Sunday (July 26) sank in waters off Taiwan's Penghu Islands, killing four, and Chinese helicopters crossed the median line of the Taiwa...

6 megamouth sharks caught off coast of Taiwan in 4 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six rare megamouth sharks (Megachasma pelagios) were caught off the coast of eastern Taiwan last week, sparking calls by conservationists to impose a ban on the fishing of...

Suspected Chinese missile found on N. Taiwan beach

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 2.4-meter-long metal object discovered at Yongzhen Seaside Park in Taiwan's Yilan County on Tuesday (June 16) is thought to be an empty missile shell used by the Chi...

Taiwan defending fishing rights, sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands: Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to media reports that the government does not send Coast Guard ships to protect the nation’s fishing fleet, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) issued a...

Taiwan Coast Guard clashes with illegal Chinese sand dredgers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Coast Guard on Wednesday (June 3) intercepted a flotilla of illegal Chinese sand dredgers, including a 7,539-ton vessel larger than any of the Taiwanese ship...

Penghu coast guard chases off illegal Chinese sand dredgers

More than 40 Chinese vessels were chased from Taiwan's territorial waters Friday (April 18) after they were found illegally dredging sea sand, the Penghu coast guard said. The Chinese dredgers ...

Chinese speedboat attack in Taiwanese waters an isolated incident: Defense ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Both the Ministry of National Defense (MND) and the Cabinet-level Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) said Thursday (April 16) that the confrontation between Taiwanese and Chinese...

10 Chinese speedboats attack Taiwan coast guard cutters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) 9th (Kinmen) Offshore Flotilla on Thursday (March 19) reported that its vessels were attacked by more than 10 Chinese speedboats, whic...

Filipino treated at Taiwan hospital for burns suffered on Liberian ship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino man suffered serious burns on a Liberian freighter on Friday (Nov. 8) and was transported by the Taiwan Coast Guard to a hospital in the eastern part of the cou...

Another Chinese ship caught stealing sand from Taiwanese waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Sunday (Oct. 27), the Taiwan Coast Guard in Lienchiang (連江) County intercepted a Chinese sand dredging vessel and commandeered the ship for engaging in the illegal acti...

Taiwan begins constructing 4,000 ton Coast Guard patrol vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It was revealed this week during a budget committee meeting at the Legislative Yuan that the Taiwan Coast Guard’s first heavy patrol ship, which will weigh approxima...

Taiwan Coast Guard rushes 3,000 km to rescue captain suffering stroke at sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On early Sunday (Oct. 19) morning, a Coast Guard patrol ship returned from a long-distance ambulance mission to rescue the captain of a fishing vessel who suffered a strok...