Chaos on board vessel in the Indian Ocean, deadly brawl, crew members injured aboard, others jump ship
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After a violent incident erupted on a Taiwanese fishing vessel early Feb. 20, there are reports that two men have died and that as many as six people may be missing as sea.
News reports paint a frantic and confusing picture of the situation happening in the Indian Ocean aboard a Taiwanese fishing vessel, the Wen Peng (穩鵬號), which has reportedly been commandeered by a murderous chief officer.
On Feb. 21, the Central News Agency reported that one Filipino fisherman was killed and another seriously injured in a knife attack by the ship’s chief officer. A later report from Channel News Asia states that two people were killed.
Some crew members barricaded themselves in part of the ship, and others jumped into the ocean to get away from the attacker. [FULL STORY]