Navy ship bumps recreational fishing boat

The China Post
Date: March 20, 2017
By: By Joseph Yeh

Anglers on a weekend fishing trip off the coast of Keelung caught more than they

The damaged bow of the Bei Yang (北洋號) is seen in this photo taken at Keelung’s Bisha Fishing Harbor (碧砂漁港) on Saturday, March 18. (CNA)

bargained for Saturday, when they were rammed by one of the Navy’s 171-ton Kuang Hua VI-class missile ships.

The collision between the Navy ship and the recreational fishing boat, Bei Yang (北洋號), reportedly took place around 7 p.m., 9 nautical miles north of Bitou Cape (鼻頭角).

The fishing boat’s bow was seriously damaged in the incident but no one was injured.

The Bei Yang’s skipper said the Navy vessel “ran away” following the clash.

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