By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Hualien County-registered fishing vessel Rong Shen reportedly reeled in what it appeared
to be unexploded ordnance after setting out to sea early Sunday morning in eastern Taiwan.
The crew onboard the ship landed a catch consisting of three rusted shells capable of blowing a hole in a combat ship, reports said.
The fishing vessel immediately put out an SOS call and a coast guard team was sent to assist them.
According to the Eastern Coastal Patrol Office, the emergency call was picked up from Rong Shen at around 7 a.m., who was then 1.7 nautical miles off the coast from Hualien. [FULL STORY]