Taiwanese crew safe as rescue operations go on

Taipei Times
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

Four members of the Special Forces yesterday stand by coast guard patrol vessel Hsun Hu No. 8 in the Port of Kaohsiung before setting off for waters off Mauritius.  Photo: CNA

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.

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