2 missing after fishing boat capsized by container ship

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/29
By: Cheng Chi-feng and S.C. Chang

Kaohsiung, Feb. 29 (CNA) The two crew members of a fishing boat are

Kezailiao port. (CNA file photo)

Kezailiao port. (CNA file photo)

missing after their vessel was capsized by an approaching cargo vessel in the sea off Kezailiao port in Ziguan District in Kaohsiung on Monday.

As of 4:30 p.m., rescuers were still searching for the two while their vessel was found about 9 kilometers down the coastline in waters off the small Kaohsiung port of Chaishan.

The captain of the fishing boat, surnamed Tsai, and his Indonesian crewman set to sea early Monday, but their 18-ton boat was rammed by a Hong Kong-registered cargo ship and capsized, Coast Guard officials said.

Investigators have been in contact with the owner of the cargo ship and said the company has promised to pay compensation for all losses incurred.     [FULL  STORY]

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