Philippine investigators said yesterday they had recommended criminal charges be filed against coastguards involved in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters.Friday, 14 June, 2013, 4:50am
Taiwan on Tuesday released a satellite record of the route of a fishing boat fired on by Philippine coastguards, flatly rejecting Manila’s allegations that the boat intruded into Philippine waters.
The killing of crew member Hung Shih-cheng, 65, sparked outrage in Taiwan, which has announced a series of economic sanctions against the Philippines.21 May 2013 - 6:08pm 6 comments
The 17 Taiwan investigators, led by Chen Wen-chi, a senior justice ministry official, returned to Taipei yesterday empty-handed a day after arriving in Manila for what was originally meant to be a joint investigation over whether the coastguard intentionally killed the fisherman aboard an unarmed Taiwanese fishing boat.19 May 2013 - 6:12am 2 comments
Now it's Taiwan's turn to show some nationalist anger, and its target is the Philippines. Behind the outrage over the death of a fisherman lies suspicion of a Han chauvinism that can only exacerbate the tensions between China and its southern, non-Chinese neighbours.19 May 2013 - 3:55am 36 comments
Angry Taiwanese fishermen burned Filipino flags in protest on Monday after the Philippine coastguard fired on a Taiwan fishing boat killing a crew member.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino called for calm as tensions escalated between the two countries over last week’s incident in which the 65-year-old fisherman was shot dead.13 May 2013 - 7:13pm 4 comments
Taiwan sent four coastguard and naval vessels to strengthen patrols in waters near the Philippines yesterday following public outrage over the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by Filipino coastguards.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A fishing trawler that was fired on by the Philippines' coastguard limped back to Taiwan yesterday, riddled with more than 50 bullet holes and carrying the body of a 65-year-old crew member.12 May 2013 - 6:13am 50 comments
The Supreme Court of South Korea has rejected an appeal by prosecutors and upheld the 23-year prison sentence for a Chinese fisherman who killed a Korean coastguard last year.14 Dec 2012 - 3:59am
Colombian leftist rebels faced a new deadline for striking a peace deal with the government after President Juan Manuel Santos warned they have until November to reach a negotiated end to Latin America's longest-running insurgency.4 Dec 2012 - 5:48am
The South China Sea has become safer for merchant vessels with no reported hijackings or attacks in the first three months of this year, figures from a Singapore-based anti-piracy agency show.27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Hong Kong has narrowly struggled back on to a key United States Coast Guard ship-safety initiative a year after being dumped because Hong Kong-flagged ships failed to meet the scheme's strict safety criteria.3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Patrols around the disputed Diaoyu Islands should be stepped up to the frequency of those in the Gulf of Aden, an official argued in an opinion piece yesterday.7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Japan will send a coastguard boat to join a maritime drill with mainland ships for the first time. The patrol boat Satsuma, with a crew of 45, will take part in a search-and-recovery exercise off Shanghai this weekend.1 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
Hong Kong rescuers helped in an international effort to save a Japanese man from his sinking yacht in a 21-hour search-and-rescue operation.
The Hong Kong Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre and the Japanese and the US coastguards conducted a joint exercise to carry out the rescue, a marine officer said yesterday.20 Jan 2001 - 12:00am
Japanese coastguards arrested 98 suspected illegal immigrants hidden in a secret room aboard a freighter from Hong Kong.
The Maritime Safety Agency discovered the 61 men and 37 women, all believed to be Chinese, hiding on the Panamanian-registered freighter Intan Samudera after it docked at Kawasaki.22 Aug 1998 - 12:00am