Taiwan navy fires missile in error killing fishermen. Taiwan’s defence ministry says it has not detected any irregular movements by China’s military, after the island’s navy fired a supersonic missile in error, piercing a local fishing vessel and killing one fisherman.
It struck a a fishing boat off the island, killing the captain of the ship and injuring three other people. The navy said it was not immediately clear how the missile had come to be launched, but suggested it could have been due to human error.
‘Our initial investigation found that the operation was not done in accordance with normal procedure,’ Vice Admiral Mei Chia-shu told reporters, adding that an investigation was under way.