Taiwanese fishing boat saves 2 Filipinos adrift at sea

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/19
By: Emerson Lim, Kuo Chih-hsuan and S.C. Chang

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Manila, June 19 (CNA) Two Filipino fishermen who were found drifting at sea were rescued by a Taiwanese fishing boat and later handed over to Filipino coast guard officers, a military spokesman said Tuesday.

The two Filipinos, aged 17 and 18, left Camiguin Island June 11 on their fishing boat, which developed an engine problem and began to drift, according to a press release from Isagani Nato, spokesman of the Northern Luzon Military Region.

The two were picked up by Pingtung-based fishing boat the Jiun Fwu Shing June 17 near Yami Island, which is also known as Mavulis Island.

The fishing boat requested assistance from the Taiwan Coast Guard, which sent a patrol vessel to the site, about 88 nautical miles off Batan Island in the Philippines province of Batanes, according to a June 17 CNA report.     [FULL  STORY]

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