Original title: Taiwan fishing boat was shot by pirates in India ocean by the "Fisheries Department": Chuan Junan
Taiwan Tuna Longline Fishing Association published a paper today (7) that a tuna fishing vessel operating in the Indian Ocean was shot by pirates early this morning. Lin Guoping, deputy director of Taiwan's Fisheries Administration, said that all fishing vessels were safe and had notified other fishing vessels to avoid the sea area.
According to Taiwan's "Central News Agency" on November 7, the "Taiwan Tuna Longline Fishing Association" issued a message "Indian Ocean Pirates'News Please Attention" that the Taiwan-born CT6 fishing vessel "Indian Ocean Tuna Fishing Vessel 2000" was shot at 3:00 a.m. on November 7, Taiwan time, at 3 degrees south latitude and 48:30 degrees east longitude. The former vessel fled the scene at full speed. Please pay attention to the pirates in the Indian Ocean fishing boats and stay away from the waters near Somalia.
For this information, the "Fisheries Department of the Agriculture Commission" confirmed that it had been informed. Lin Guoping said that the "Fisheries Department" received a message in the morning that the tuna fishing boat was being chased by an unknown vessel and was evading. The "Fisheries Department" personnel immediately tried to contact the owner. After a period of time, the owner of the ship returned by himself that there was no unknown person to pursue, and the boat was safe.
Lin Guoping said that according to the ship owner, he was shot by pirates, but there was no loss.
Lin Guoping also said that in order to avoid the same situation for other fishing vessels, Taiwan's "Fisheries Department" has notified relevant fishery organizations to notify members of the need to pay attention to the area, and should avoid operations in the surrounding waters.
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