Two travelers fall off fishing boat and drown near Penghu

Trawler was carrying 21 tourists from Huayu to main island

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/04/22
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two tourists traveling on a fishing trawler in Penghu (澎湖) fell

(By Central News Agency)

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]

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