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New Coast Guard Administration patrol boat stationed at Taiwan's Kinmen Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration’s (CGA) newest high-speed boat has been stationed in Kinmen on Monday (July 12) in order to beef up maritime law enforcement in the ar...

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 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 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...

Taiwan Cabinet greenlights new Coast Guard ships

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet has recently approved a budget more than NT$12.9 billion (US$428.53 million) for the Coast Guard Administration to buy six 3,000-ton patrol vessels. A gover...

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...

Chinese man 'yearning for Taiwan's democracy and freedom' lands in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Chinese man who claimed that he was longing for "Taiwan's democracy and freedom" successfully reached Taiwan's Kinmen County over the weekend by way of...

Taiwan's Coast Guard to hold artillery drills March 2, 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Coast Guard Administration (CGA) announced on Monday (March 1) that it would hold a live-fire artillery drill that day and again on March 9, simulating various ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Taiwan Coast Guard dog squad beefs up border security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) of Taiwan launched a dog unit for its Northern Branch on Monday (Sept. 16) in a bid to crack down on border crime and bolster disease ...

Rock jumper rescued after being hit by another at Taiwan's Longdong Bay

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A New Taipei City resident surnamed Hsu (許) was rescued by the coast guard and transported to a local hospital for treatment on Saturday (July 20) after he was hit by a person ...