Stranded by virus, honeymooners hitch home on Antarctic boat

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand honeymoon couple stranded on the remote Falkland Islands in March because of the coronavirus has managed to return home by hitching a ride of more than 5,0...

11th Hour Racing heads back across Atlantic to Rhode Island

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the coronavirus pandemic affecting sailing as much as it has other sports, an American-based team planning to compete in the next Ocean Race will relocate from France back to Rho...

Chinese fishing boat crew arrested for trespassing in Taiwanese waters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Coast Guard caught a Chinese fishing boat trespassing into its waters to fish on Friday (July 24) and arrested all of its crew members, who were taken back to...

Malaysia says 26 Rohingya feared drowned found on islet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday they found 26 Rohingya Muslims, including women and children, hiding on a northern islet after they were initially feared drowned after ...

Crush of boat buyers seek recreation, safety during pandemic

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Brandon Mitchell had big plans to visit family in Michigan and take his wife and three kids to Disney World. The pandemic put those plans on ice. So they bough...

Photo of the Day: Yehliu Fishing Habor illustrated

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A college student from Singapore created this highly detailed illustration of a fishing boat and harbor in northern Taiwan. Chua Min Chi (蔡敏智), 21, told Taiwan News tha...

2 Taiwanese fishermen busted for smuggling 30 Vietnamese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese fishermen were arrested Wednesday (July 8) for attempting to smuggle 30 Vietnamese workers into Taiwan. The Kaohsiung branch of the Coast Guard Administra...

Number of illegal Vietnamese immigrants to Taiwan increases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of Vietnamese attempting to illegally enter Taiwan has increased this year, with the Coast Guard having intercepted boats attempting to smuggle them in on two s...

At least 2 dead, 7 missing in boat capsizing in Indonesia

KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded fishing boat carrying 28 people capsized in eastern Indonesia, killing at least two children and leaving seven other people missing, an official said Monday. ...

14 missing from fishing boat after Philippine sea collision

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine coast guard found no signs Monday of 14 people missing since a fishing boat and cargo vessel collided in choppy waters a day earlier. The fi...

New TV drama explores plight of migrant fishers in Taiwan

A new television drama that explores the plight of migrant fishers in Taiwan will be aired weekly starting Sunday, according to Formosa Television. "The Rootless," follows the life of 25-...

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 needs to prepare for China's maritime militia threat: experts

Taiwan needs to be better prepared for offensives by China's state-supported maritime militia, which Beijing uses to further its political, economic and military goals in the region, Taiwanese sec...

Facing electoral headwinds, Trump brings back 2016 team

NEW YORK (AP) — As anyone who has ever heard him speak knows, President Donald Trump loves to relive 2016. He recycles old attack lines once aimed at Hillary Clinton. He recounts the...

Big boom in Pacific Bluefin Tuna caught off Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fishermen in southeastern Taiwan are reporting a five-fold increase in the number of Pacific Bluefin Tuna (黑鮪魚) caught so far this year. The Xingang District Fisherman&...