Want China Times
An incident in which the captain and crew of a Taiwanese fishing boat were
detained in the Philippines last week for alleged poaching has been resolved, Taiwanese foreign minister David Lin said Thursday.
After completing immigration procedures, the Pingtung-registered Sheng Feng No. 12 and its crew will be able to leave Basco, the capital of Batanes, the Philippines’ northernmost province, where they had been detained over the past few days, said Lin.
The crew–two Taiwanese and four Indonesians–and their boat are likely to leave the Philippines as early as Thursday afternoon, Lin told the local media on the sidelines of a book launch.
They were released and allowed to return home Wednesday after paying a fine of US$50,000. [FULL STORY]