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...

Today in History

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...

Today in History

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, ...

US military unable to attend aviation safety conference in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A conference on aviation safety is to be held in Taipei Sept. 18 – Sept. 20. The Accident Investigator Recorder (AIR) meeting is being hosted by the Aviation Safety ...

Navy calls off search for missing sailor in eastern Pacific

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it is calling off its search for a sailor reported lost at sea earlier this week in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Officials said in a statement Thurs...

'Solo: A Star Wars Story' falls 65 percent in second weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Solo: A Star Wars Story" is losing momentum quickly at the box office. After an underwhelming launch, the space saga fell 65 percent in weekend two with $29.3 million from North Am...

Round-the-world sailing race works to protect its racetrack

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Between the kitesurfing and the paddling and the three times sailing around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race, Liz Wardley figures she spends more time on the water than on land. ...

Taiwanese school children set sail from eastern Taiwan for Japan's Ishigaki Island

TAIPEI (CNA) -- School children from an elementary school in Yilan, recently in the news after finding a camera lost by a Japanese student two years ago, set out in a sail boat from the county's S...