Monday, March 12, 2007

Search underway for missing Taiwan fishing boat

A Taiwan fishing boat with six crew on board has overturned in rough seas northeast of the island, leaving the skipper dead and four crew missing.
The coastguard rescued a Chinese sailor and retrieved the body of the Taiwanese skipper, Chien Chin-tsai, after the 44-tonne vessel "Ta Shun Hsin" capsized more than than six kilometres off Toucheng, a coastal town in Ilan county. An official says a search is underway but he fears the other four Chinese crew on board may be dead, given the low temperatures and bad weather.

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