Niue concerned over grounded Taiwanese ship 

FV CHUAN I SHIN grounded on Beveridge Reef 3 June 2022
(June 3, 2022) The FV CHUAN I SHIN grounded on Niue's Beveridge Reef. PHOTO: Office of the Secretary of Government Niue

The Niue government is remaining tight lipped over the Taiwanese fishing vessel that ran aground on a Niue reef last week.

Radio New Zealand has spoken about the incident with a government official who would like remain anonymous.

A person within the administration has confirmed the Niue government is concerned about the vessel’s activities.

In a conversation, the official said an investigation is underway.

Eleven people were rescued by a sister ship after the FV Chuan I Shin ran aground on Beveridge Reef last week.

The RNZAF which had conducted a reconnaissance flight, says a fire followed the removal of the crew, leaving the vessel burnt out.

RNZ has requested a statement from the government of Niue multiple times, but they have yet to respond. The anonymous source said more was expected to be revealed over the next three days.

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