Burmese oil tanker crewman airlifted to Taiwan after being stabbed at sea, but dies in transit

A Myanmar national died after being airlifted to Taiwan for emergency treatment following a stabbing incident aboard an oil tanker north of Pengjia Islet yesterday, January 1. Taiwan’s Coast Guard received a request for emergency assistance at 6:10 pm stating that a crew member on the Cook-Island-flagged oil tanker NEW PROGRESS was seriously injured after being stabbed twice during a fight with another crew member. The injured crew member had low blood pressure and a weak heartbeat, according to the

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Police Prepare Riot Shields as Disgruntled Cruise Ship Passengers Disembark at Keelung

A large contingent of police armed with riot shields gathered at the cruise terminal at the Port of Keelung last night, as the Star Cruises vessel SuperStar Virgo arrived after a voyage that saw passengers occupy the casino in a collective protest over changes to the itinerary. On July 1, passengers embarked on a 6 day, 5 night cruise scheduled to take them to the cities of Naha and Osaka. However, the path of Typhoon Prapiroon led to the crew

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Man Mistakes Sea Surface for Road and Drives into Harbor

A man drove over the edge of a wharf at the Port of Keelung last night, after being dazzled by lights reflecting on the water, and thinking the surface of the water was a road. Shortly after 8:00pm, 70 year-old Mr Su drove onto the wharf to start his shift as a night guard when he became disoriented by lights reflecting on the water, and turned left too soon. Officers on a coast guard vessel were shocked to see Su’s

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