Taipei. Two sailors were killed and another two remained missing after a Taiwanese ship collided with a Liberian freighter on Friday off Taiwan’s Penghu islands, rescuers said.
The Taiwanese vessel, carrying 13 crew members, was transporting goods when it was allegedly rammed by the freighter and sunk early Friday near the small islands off Taiwan’s west coast, the coast guard said.
One Taiwanese and an Indonesian drowned, while the ship’s Taiwanese skipper and another sailor were missing, Taiwan’s coast guard said, adding that nine others aboard the ship were rescued.
No one from the Liberian ship was listed as hurt or missing.
The cause of the incident is being investigated, the official said.