Taiwanese fishing boat escorted safely from Philippine waters

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/28
By: Liu Chien-pang and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, May 28 (CNA) Under the escort of a vessel belonging to Taiwan’s Coast 201505280024t0001Guard Administration (CGA), a Taiwanese fishing boat is safe and has resumed normal operations after it was allegedly chased by a Philippine vessel in overlapping economic waters of the two countries Thursday, the CGA said that day.

The Taiwanese fishing boat was reportedly harassed by a Philippine government vessel while operating in the two countries’ overlapping exclusive economic zones, prompting the CGA to send a patrol vessel to protect the fishing boat.

Following the CGA’s escort to safety, the fishing boat later moved northward to continue fishing, according to the CGA.

Earlier this month, two Taiwanese fishing boats were detained by the Philippines for suspected poaching in its territorial waters.     [FULL  STORY]

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