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Taiwanese clam boat apprehended



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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1977. NO. 267/77

TAIWANESE CLAM BOAT APPREHENDED

A Taiwanese clam boat, the Jung Ter Sing, was

apprehended this morning in the Swain Reef area of the

Great Barrier Reef by the patrol boat, HMAS Barbette.

The vessel, which was apprehended about

11 a.m., is being escorted to Gladstone, on the

Queensland coast where it is expected to arrive about

8 a.m. tomorrow.

So far this year, 13 Taiwanese vessels,

including the Jung Ter Sing, have been apprehended by

naval patrol boats.

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