Indonesia releases detained Taiwanese vessel

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/08/07
By: Yang Su-min, Shih Hsiu-chuan and Joseph Yeh

Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) A Taiwanese vessel detained by the Indonesian authorities since Tuesday was released Wednesday after no forbidden items were found on the ship, according to Taiwan's fishery agency.

Fisheries Agency Deputy Director-General Lin Kuo-ping (林國平) said the Yung Man Shun, a cargo vessel, had already left the Batam Naval Base, where the ship and its 21 crew members had been detained for a day.

The vessel is scheduled to arrive in Kaohsiung in five or six days, he added.

The ship was originally boarded and inspected by an Indonesian naval patrol boat a day earlier in waters near Indonesia before being escorted back to the naval base for further investigation.

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