Taiwan confirmed that the PLA was to protect convoys looted Taiwan fishing boats return
data for: the implementation of China’s naval escort mission in Somalia sea
BEIJING, Feb. 25 Xinhua, “Central News Agency” reports, foreign department, confirmed today that the Taiwan authorities, held hostage by Somali pirates last year, the Taiwanese fishing boat “steady No. 161 issued “two crew members died. Release fishing, by the time the PLA warships in the waters near Somalia to escort to leave the area.
ocean tuna fishing boats Kaohsiung “Wenfa No. 161,” last April, pirates hijacked by Somalia and Asia. Ship with the captain and chief engineer of two Taiwanese, and other crew members were from China, Indonesia and the Philippines. Fishing boat hijacked by 10 months, released on the 11th. Taiwan and foreign department said in a press release issued the same day, “the boat safely released.”
Taiwan “Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Africa Division,” Chen Shiliang morning confirmed that “Wenfa 161″ has two crew members died. Cause of death and time, Chen Shiliang that is not clear.
Taiwan Foreign Ministry said the owner was on February 14, the initiative to inform that two crew members died, unfortunately.
In addition, Chen Shiliang confirmed that “stability issue No. 161,” is released, by then in the nearby waters of the PLA Navy ships escorted from the waters off Somalia. Chen Shiliang said the mainland is based on humanitarian aid ships to escort position.
Chenshi Liang said, “Wenfa 161″ is currently in Taiwan on the way back, about 3 months late in arriving in Taiwan.