Wednesday, November 11, 2015

2 Pinoys killed in brawl aboard Taiwanese vessel –report

The Filipino fishermen were killed late last month after figuring in a brawl with Vietnamese crewmen aboard a Taiwanese vessel, a report on Central News Agency said, citing coast guard officals.
Aside from the two Filipino fatalities, two other Filipinos and two Vietnamese fishermen were injured in the fight that took place on a Kaohsiung-registered tuna vessel on October 28, the report said.
The two Filipino fatalities were among the six who were scalded by hot water and arsenic acid, the report said without mentioning names.
The report also did not say what triggered the confrontation.
According to CNA, the 747-ton, deep-sea vessel has 52 crewmen aboard, 19 of them Filipinos. Some were Taiwanese, Indonesians and Vietnamese.
Because of the incident, the vessel, which embarked in May, returned to Kaohsiung, a southern port city in Taiwan.
Two of the four injured crewmen were still in hospital as of last week, the report said, without citing nationalities.
The case is now under investigation by the Taiwanese coast guard, the report said. —KBK, GMA News

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