Trawler was carrying 21 tourists from Huayu to main island
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two tourists traveling on a fishing trawler in Penghu (澎湖) fell
overboard and drowned, reports said Saturday.
Some commentators blamed the accident on a decision by the Penghu County Government to relax restrictions on the ferrying of passengers between the archipelago’s islands by fishing boats in order to relief transportation problems.
The fishing trawler “Lien Te Li No.2” (聯得利二號) reportedly left the remote western island of Huayu (花嶼) for Penghu’s main town of Magong (馬公) around 5:30 Saturday morning with 21 passengers on board. [FULL STORY]