Patrol boat and Taiwanese fishing boat contact Taiwan authorities idea to ask the Japanese side to explain September 28 16:49
The Taiwanese authorities have indicated their intention to ask the Japanese side for a detailed explanation of the situation over the contact between a Japan Coast Guard patrol boat and a Taiwanese fishing boat in Japanese territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture.
According to the 11th District Coast Guard Headquarters, a Taiwanese fishing boat came into contact with the Miyakojima Coast Guard patrol vessel “Jima” in Japanese territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands just after 3 p.m. on the 27th.
A Taiwanese fishing boat was operating illegally in Japanese territorial waters, and when patrol boats were running side by side and ordering them to leave the territorial waters, the bow of the fishing boat came into contact with the back of the patrol vessel’s hull.
According to the Coast Guard Headquarters, no one was injured on both sides.
On this issue, Mr. Su Zhaochang, the president of the Administrative Council, who is prime minister in Taiwan, told reporters today, “First of all, we will grasp the situation ours ours, and then ask the Japanese side to explain this. There should be no unfair acts against Taiwanese fishermen,” he said, asking the Japanese side to explain the situation in detail.
Japan and Taiwan signed a fishing agreement in April 2013, and some waters around the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture are allowed to be operated by the Taiwanese side.
However, Japan’s territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands are not subject to the order, and if a Taiwanese fishing boat enters, it will be subject to a crackdown.