Japan searching for N. Korean boat crew who fell into sea

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese coast guard is searching for crewmembers who fell to sea from a wooden North Korean fishing boat that capsized off Japan's northwestern coast. Japan's coast...

Fishing boat owner mourns deaths of foreign crew in Taiwan bridge collapse, prays for survivors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese owner of the three fishing boats that were crushed when a suspension bridge suddenly collapsed on Tuesday expressed his sadness over the loss of crew members...

Greek police seize loot from ancient wrecks, arrest 3

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested three men on the Aegean island of Kalymnos for allegedly plundering ancient shipwrecks and removing more than two dozen intact pottery vases. ...

Taiwan monitors fishing fleet 24 hours a day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan uses a satellite observation system to keep an eye on the worldwide activities of its fishing fleet 24 hours a day, the United Daily News reported Wednesday (Septem...

8 Philippine Coast Guard personnel convicted for 2013 fatal shooting of Taiwanese fisherman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Manila court has convicted and sentenced eight Philippine Coast Guard personnel for gunning down a Taiwanese fisherman in 2013. Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 15 today...

Scarred by Libya abuse, migrants hope for new life in Europe

ABOARD THE OCEAN VIKING (AP) — It was Mouctar Diallo's fifth attempt to reach Europe by sea. His previous four tries had been foiled by gangs on speedboats who returned him to Libya where he was detai...

Indonesian man loses leg in Taiwanese fishing boat accident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian man is in critical condition after he lost his leg in an accident on a Taiwanese fishing boat off the coast of Penghu on Tuesday (Sept. 10). Three Indonesian c...

Officials: Dozens die in boat fire off California

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — When the mayday call came in, authorities in Southern California quickly realized they were facing just about the worst firefighting scenario imaginable: A boat full...

Wreckage found near site of missing Taiwanese fishing boat: FA

Taipei (CNA) - Wreckage of a vessel has been spotted six nautical miles from the site where a Taiwanese fishing boat went missing in Pacific Ocean waters over the weekend, the Fisheries Agency (FA) co...

US discovers ship wreck in search for Taiwanese fishing vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the Taiwanese fishing boat the Jin Longtai No. 6 (進隆泰6號) was reported missing on Aug. 21, Taiwanese authorities asked U.S. and Japanese agencies to assist in locatin...

Taiwanese fishing boat lost in Pacific, Japan and US assist in search

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A long-line fishing vessel registered at Su-Ao (蘇澳) Port in Yilan, Taiwan, has gone missing in the Pacific Ocean. Taiwan has requested the assistance of the United States ...

The Latest: Morocco navy rescues 424 migrants in under a day

ROME (AP) — The Latest on mass migration to Europe (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Morocco's state-run news agency says Moroccan navy crews rescued 424 migrants in the...

48 migrants reach Italian island, report others died at sea

ROME (AP) — An Italian migrant and refugee program says 48 migrants who reached Lampedusa Island in a fishing boat told authorities that some fellow passengers died at sea. Protestan...

Seoul returns 3 North Koreans who crossed sea border in boat

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it's returning three North Koreans who crossed the Koreas' sea border aboard a wooden fishing boat over the weekend. Seoul's Unification Mi...

SKoreans, Russians returned days after boat drifts to NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul says two South Koreans and 15 Russians have returned to South Korea about 10 days after their boat drifted into North Korean waters. The crew members ...