Date: Feb 22, 2019
By: Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporter
Thirteen people, including three Taiwanese, involved in a bloody conflict aboard a fishing vessel in the
Indian Ocean had been rescued as of yesterday evening, while rescue operations continued for the remaining crew, the Fisheries Agency said.
A conflict broke out aboard the Wen Peng at 1:44am on Wednesday about 1,582 nautical miles (2,930km) from the coast of Mauritius, the agency said.
A total of 24 people were aboard the vessel, including three Taiwanese, 10 Filipinos and 11 Indonesians, it said.
The Taiwanese on board were captain Chen Chen-mao (陳振茂), chief engineer Kao Hsin-kuang (高信光) and observer Yang Wen-pin (楊文斌), it added.