Judge: Man in inheritance fight contributed to boat sinking

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a Vermont man at the center of an inheritance dispute contributed to the 2016 sinking of the boat from which his mother was lost at sea. ...

Remains of Coast Guardsman who died in WWII camp comes home

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lt. Thomas J.E. Crotty's capture during World War II made him the first Coast Guard prisoner of war since the War of 1812. With his burial in his hometown of Buf...

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...

Oil spill disasters at high sea: What can we do to prevent environmental damage?

After the Grande America cargo vessel sank on March 12 some 300 kilometers (186 miles) off the French coast, clean-up teams are still racing to contain its oil spill. Within days, the spill had disper...

Filipino man arrested for murder on Taiwanese fishing boat arrives in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Filipino arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing two of his countrymen on a Taiwan fishing boat, arrived in Kaohsiung yesterday (March 18). The fisherman has been identi...

Crewman on Taiwanese fishing boat lost at sea in north Atlantic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A crew member on board a Taiwanese fishing vessel operating in the North Atlantic Ocean went overboard the vessel and was lost at sea this past Sunday, March 11. The ne...

Search ends for 5 Indonesians, 2 Filipinos lost at sea after knife attack on Taiwanese vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The search for six Indonesian and Filipino crew members who jumped overboard to flee a knife-wielding Filipino chief officer of a Taiwan-registered fishing vessel has ended, wh...

Unidentified body washes up on New Taipei shore

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At 9:00 a.m. Sunday morning, a dead body was discovered on the beach of Zhongjiao Shazhu Bay (中角沙珠灣) in New Taipei City. The body was badly decomposed, suggesting it ha...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - February 22

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Top news this week includes Tibetan woman elected student president in Canada amid backlash; Pork sample from Vietnam tests positive for ASF; Minimum wage to increase again...

5 Filipino fishermen lost at sea near Falkland Islands after fire on Taiwanese vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Earlier this week, it was reported that a Taiwanese fishing vessel had caught fire near the Falkland Islands. Initial reports said that 64 crew members had been evacuated ...

3 dead after commercial crabbing vessel capsizes off Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A commercial crabbing boat capsized in rough waters off the Oregon coast, killing the three men aboard and sending a shock wave through a seafaring community already struggling f...

Search is on for containers lost off Dutch coast by ship

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany and the Netherlands are searching for up to 270 shipping containers lost at sea by a cargo ship caught in a storm, saying some are carrying hazardous materials. ...

'The Book Thief' writer to attend Taipei book fair

The Australian author of the international bestseller "The Book Thief" will be among the writers attending the Taipei International Book Exhibition in February next year, the Taipei Book Fai...

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Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2018. There are 64 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 28, 19...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2018. There are 67 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 25, ...