May 092013

Beijing-based Xinhua News Agency reported on its website that a Taiwanese fisherman died Thursday morning after a Philippine Navy ship fired upon a fishing vessel in seas south of Taiwan.

Xinhua said the deputy head of Taiwan’s fishery administration, Tsay Tzu-yaw, disclosed details of the incident.

GMA News Online contacted the Philippine Navy for comment or confirmation, but no authorized officer was available as of posting time.

Citing Taiwanese media reports, Xinhua said the Filipino ship dealt severe damage to the fishing boat while chasing it for an hour “after killing the fisherman” in waters 180 nautical miles southeast of the southern tip of Taiwan.  — DVM/ELR, GMA News

 Leave a Reply