11/10/2008 Chen Te-hsing ( Tawian ) ***Fatal***

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11/10/2008 Chen Te-hsing ( Tawian ) ***Fatal***

Postby sharkbait » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:35 am

Chen Te-hsing from Taiwan - one crew member was killed by a shark, Eighteen seamen are missing and another was killed by a shark. Shark attack in Taiwan***


Shark kills one, 18 missing from boat off Taiwan
Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:41pm IST


TAIPEI (Reuters) - Eighteen seamen are missing and another was killed by a shark after their fishing boat was swamped by high waves off Taiwan on Monday, the island's coast guard said.

The coast guard had rescued another nine crew members from the 993-tonne boat, agency spokesman Hsieh Ching-ching said.

High winds whipped up huge waves, forcing the crew to send a distress signal from 80 km (50 miles) south of Kaohsiung near the southern tip of Taiwan, Hsieh said.

"The ocean conditions were terrible," Hsieh said. "The waves were so big they just inundated the boat."

He said one crew member was killed by a shark but gave no other details.

Twelve of the original crew list are from China, eight are Vietnamese, six are from Taiwan and two are from the Philippines. There was no further detail about who was missing and who had been rescued.

The coast guard has sent eight patrol boats to look for the missing men.


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Re: 11/10/2008 Chen Te-hsing ( Tawian ) ***Fatal***

Postby sharkbait » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:35 am

One dead, 18 missing in Taiwanese fishing vessel accident
Taiwan News, Staff Writer

One crew member was killed by a shark and another 18 were missing after a Taiwanese fishing vessel capsized in rough seas off Taiwan's southern tip, rescue services said yesterday. The Kaohsiung-registered fishing trawler Fu Chi Hsiang 767 carried a crew of 28, including six Taiwanese nationals, twelve Chinese, eight Vietnamese and two Filipinos, rescue services said.

Only nine crew members were rescued by yesterday noon, with 18 still missing. One of the rescued crew told reporters that he had seen one of his colleagues, 45-year-old Taiwanese citizen Chen Te-hsing, being attacked and bitten by a shark. The other fishermen held on to Chen for hours, but loss of blood sent him into shock, the eyewitness said. A wave sent Chen to the bottom of the sea, he said. Rescue workers were unable to recover his body.

A helicopter found the first group of seven survivors, three Taiwanese, two Chinese and two Vietnamese nationals. Later yesterday afternoon, a rescue vessel found another two Vietnamese crew members, the coastguard said.

The men spent more than 16 hours in the cold water, but three of the survivors were let out of hospital yesterday evening.

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