patrol ships
patrol ships

The patrol boats from Taiwan’s coast guard and fishery authorities, set off at 11 a.m. on Sunday from Kaohsiung Port in southern Taiwan, for a one-month mission.

 patrol ships
patrol ships

They will reach the targeted international waters in three to five days.

A Taiwanese fishing boat was chased and seized by a Japanese vessel on April 25 as it was sailing at 138.38 degrees east longitude and 19.47 degrees north latitude. Japan released the boat and crew after its owner paid a deposit of about 6 million Japanese yen (54,400 U.S. dollars) as demanded by Japan.

Taiwan protested the incident, saying that Japan has no right to claim a 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone. Taiwanese leader Ma Ying-jeou vowed to safeguard fishermen’s rights.

Hundreds of Taiwanese fishing boats operate near the atoll, according to fishery authorities in the Chinese region.

Source; Xinhua

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