By: Matthew Mazzetta
In a press release , the CGA's Penghu Offshore Flotilla said it detained the unmarked vessel and its crew on Aug. 24 after discovering it operating in Taiwanese waters.
Following an investigation, authorities imposed a NT$2 million fine against the vessel's owners for violations of the Act Governing Relations between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, the Coast Guard said.
On Tuesday, Penghu County Government's Agriculture and Fisheries Bureau removed two net haulers and other fishing equipment from the ship, before it was escorted by the Coast Guard into international waters, the statement said. [FULL STORY]