By: Shen Ju-feng and Lee Mei-yu
Taipei, Nov. 13 (CNA) Taiwan’s Coast Guard Administration (CGA) caught a Chinese
speedboat operating illegally in waters off an island in the Matsu archipelago on Friday and detained three anglers.
The trespassing Chinese speedboat was found illegally fishing about 0.3 nautical miles from Xiju Island (西莒) earlier in the day.
The alleged Chinese men quickly steered the boat away when Matsu’s coastal patrol officers were about to board the boat, according to the CGA, but the Coast Guard officers pursued the boat in a high-speed chase and successfully caught up to it.
The vessel and the three anglers on board were detained on Matsu’s largest island, Nangan. [FULL STORY]