MANILA, Feb. 27 (AP) — The Philippine Coast Guard said Monday it has joined the search for a Taiwan-flagged fishing boat with six people on board that was last seen more than a week ago in the western Pacific off Papua New Guinea. Near Law.
U.S. Coast Guard aircraft, along with other Taiwanese fishing boats, helped search for Shengfeng 128, which was last seen on Feb. 17 when a Taiwanese fisherman and five Indonesian fishermen were about 414 nautical miles (767 kilometers) northwest of Palau , the Philippine Coast Guard said, citing a report from Taiwan authorities.
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The Philippine Coast Guard said it deployed a Cessna aircraft on Monday and ordered five regional commands to launch a search off the country’s eastern coast where the missing fishing boat may have flown from the Pacific Ocean after Taiwanese coast guard officials sought help. drifting.
The Philippine Coast Guard said two other Taiwan Coast Guard ships had joined the ongoing search. (Associated Press)
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