Date: Apr 14, 2017
By: Cheng Hung-ta and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) is to buy thermal imaging devices and drones to boost its efforts in deterring Chinese fishing boats from intruding into the nation’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), CGA Director-General Lee Chung-wei (李仲威) said on Wednesday.
Lee made the announcement at a meeting of the legislature’s Internal Administration Committee, during which lawmakers demanded that the coast guard boost its efforts to protect the nation’s EEZ, saying that his agency is also mulling heavier punishments for trespassing ships.
Lee was reporting to the committee in connection with the suspension of the CGA’s budget, a measure imposed by the committee last year following a string of mishaps at sea. [FULL STORY]