Typhoon No. 18: all Taiwanese crew members rescued at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City

Typhoon No. 18: all Taiwanese crew members rescued at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City

Half of a Taiwanese fishing boat underwater as a result of typhoon No. 18 on September 14 at 9:07 am at Hirara Port in Miyakojima City.


September 14, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

Two Taiwanese fishing boats had drifted to the Hirara Port in Miyakojima City as a result of typhoon No. 18.

On September 14 at 8:57 am, four crew members who had been stranded on one of the boats were rescued by the Miyakojima Maritime Safety Agency.

There were no reported injuries. At the same time, an oil spill was also confirmed at the port.

Of the two boats, one had partially sunk.

 

The two boats had arrived at the port on the evening of September 12 to take refuge from the typhoon. A total of 10 Taiwanese and Indonesian crew members remained on the boats. In the afternoon of September 13, they had called for help because the mooring rope had almost snapped.

Six crew members had already been rescued, but the other four had still been stranded due to the

 

(English translation by T&CT and Chelsea Ashimine)

Maritime Safety Agency members (right) pulling the Taiwanese fishing boat that had been adrift toward the shore on September 14, 9:04 am in Miyakojima City.

 

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