16 rescued after fire aboard Taiwanese fishing boat near S. African waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese fishing vessel reportedly caught fire 1,100 km off the coast of Durban, South Africa on May 8, forcing the crew to abandon the vessel aboard emergency life raf...

Trial over 2013 killing of Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine Coast Guard to proceed this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A legal motion to dismiss a trial, by eight defendants of the Philippine Coast Guard involved in the 2013 death of a Taiwanese fishermen, has been rejected by a court in M...

Taiwan, Philippines agree to improve Davao port management

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taipei and Manila has agreed to share information on fishery inspection, improve management of Davao port and the environment for Taiwanese fishing vessels to unload their catches. ...

Top Taiwanese officials attend inauguration of Ocean Affairs Council

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Top Taiwanese officials joined together for the inauguration ceremony of the Ocean Affairs Council (OAC) Saturday morning in Kaohsiung, including President Tsai Ing-wen...

MOFA convenes with Indonesia representative to Taiwan over fishing vessel incidents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) summoned the Indonesian representative to Taiwan Wednesday and made a protest against the Indonesian government for detaining a Taiwan&#...

Taiwan denies report of fishery cooperation with North Korea

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) Taiwan said Friday that it has no fishery cooperation with North Korea, denying a South Korean news report that Taiwanese fishing vessels have been paying North Korea to fish i...

Taiwanese government urges fishermen to be careful fishing near Indonesian islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned fishermen working close to the Indonesian islands to be careful and stay alert as Indonesia's has enacted strict new polic...

Government denies Taiwanese fishermen tried to kill two American women stranded at sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two American women, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, embarked on a journey on a sailboat from Hawaii to Tahiti in May, but became stranded at sea after the boat was damage...

Loopy lady lost at sea says Taiwanese fishermen tried to 'kill her'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After being lost at sea for five months and being spotted by a Taiwanese fishing vessel, which was instrumental in their rescue, the sailboat's pilot is adding attempted mu...

Taiwan urges China to stop its fishermen from trespassing

Taiwan urged China on Saturday to step up the education of its fishermen and stop them from trespassing into Taiwanese waters, after two Chinese fishermen were injured while trying to resist inspectio...

Taiwan sends coast guard ship to area disputed with Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Coast Guard said Thursday it was sending a patrol vessel to the Okinotori area after reports that five Taiwanese fishing trawlers had been approached by Japanese coast...

Okinotori still high-risk area: Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Despite talks between Taiwan and Japan, the Okinotori area in the Pacific should still be considered a high-risk area for Taiwanese fishermen, the Taipei government said T...

Taiwan, Japan hold dialogue on maritime affairs

The first ever dialogue between Taiwan and Japan on maritime affairs was held in Tokyo on Monday, with delegations from the two countries set to discuss issues of mutual concern including fishing near...

Tsai lauds indigenous ship program at ceremony for new CGA vessels

Kaohsiung, Sept. 21 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday that Taiwan's efforts to build its own military vessels are intended to ensure sustainable maritime development and participate in ma...

South China Sea ruling has affected Taiwan: Canadian think tank

An international arbitration ruling on a South China Sea case brought by the Philippines has attempted to reel in China but has instead affected Taiwan, with the ruling defining the Taiwan-controlled ...