Another Taiwanese fishing boat detained by the Philippines

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/11
By: Emerson Lim and Lillian Lin

Manila, June 11 (CNA) Another Taiwanese fishing boat registered at Donggang, Pingtung 201506110026t0001County, Der Man Fu No. 3 (得滿福3號), was detained by a Philippine patrol boat at around 1 a.m. Thursday in the waters about 11.3 nautical miles north off the Babuyan Islands, Philippine officials said.

A spokesman for the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines confirmed that two Taiwanese fishermen were on board the boat which had already been towed to the northern Philippine port of Irene.

The fishermen will face an investigation in the nearby town of Aparri, since they were accused by the Philippine coastal patrol force of poaching in Philippine territorial waters, according to Philippine officials.     [FULL  STORY]

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