Malaysian navy detains Taiwanese ship seized by mutinous crew

Malaysian navy detains Taiwanese ship seized by mutinous crew
Borneo Bulletin – borneo,Brunei Darussalam

Malaysian navy detains Taiwanese ship seized by mutinous crew

KUALA LUMPUR (AP) – The Malaysian navy on Sunday located and detained a Taiwanese deep-sea fishing vessel, missing since Jan. 11 in the Indian Ocean after it was reportedly seized by its mutinous crew, the national Bernama news agency reported.
It quoted Commander Jamel Abdul Rahman, the armada chief staff officer, as saying that a Malaysian navy ship detained Dong Yih, a 55-metre vessel, off Pulau Pisang in the Straits of Malacca, not far from Singapore.

Efforts to trace the vessel were launched after Taiwanese authorities asked the Foreign Ministry’s help in locating the boat, Bernama said.

It quoted Jamel as saying that the Dong Yih’s Dutch captain and two Dutch engineers were reported to have been overpowered by the crew when the vessel was in the Indian Ocean before it entered Malaysian waters.

The boat had 30 crew, including three Taiwanese, 18 Chinese, six Filipinos and the three Dutch. It was said to have been at sea for six months without calling at any port.

He said the navy ordered its vessels at sea to trace the missing boat, which was located on radar Sunday and trailed until it entered Malaysian waters.

The crew did not put up any resistance when the ship was detained, Bernama said.

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