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Taipei-Manila Row: Coast guard report ‘like action movie’

NOT JELLING:The Philippine Coast Guard said in its published report of the incident that the fishing vessel tried to ram it, forcing it to fire shots at the Taiwanese

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

“In our investigation, we saw no signs of a collision, showing that before the incident took place, the Taiwanese boat did not ram the [coast guard] vessel which [reportedly] led to the shooting,” he said.

Chen said the fishing boat, riddled with 45 bullet holes, was fired upon with “very strong weapons,” presumably 7.62mm M14, M240 or M60 machine guns.

An autopsy on Hung showed that he was killed by bullets which penetrated his neck to his arteries, traveling to his spine and lungs, Chen said.

Chen accused Philippine Coast Guard personnel of failing to observe international law.

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