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Taiwanese fishing boat investigated after being caught in NZ waters

The Navy was involved in drama on the high seas, after sailors and fisheries officials boarded a Taiwanese-flagged vessel in New Zealand waters.

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The Yi Rong No.6 was spotted close to the Kermadec Islands, in New Zealand’s exclusive economic zone, earlier this month.

Stuf 1aA crew from the offshore patrol vessel HMNZS Otago went aboard the Taiwanese boat on August 9 and spent two hours inspecting it.

The ship wasn’t illegally fishing in New Zealand waters – but fisheries officers did find a number of breaches of international fishing rules.

The New Zealand…

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