TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian man is in critical condition after he lost his leg in an accident on a Taiwanese fishing boat off the coast of Penghu on Tuesday (Sept. 10).
Three Indonesian crew members of the Penghu-registered fishing vessel the Te Hsing I No. 2 were injured in an accident while working 14 nautical miles southwest of Penghu's outlying Qimei Island on Tuesday afternoon. While the men were lowering a net, one of the men's legs became entangled in a rope and was ripped off.
The Penghu Coast Guard received a report of injured sailors at 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday. The coast guard dispatched patrol boat PP-2031 to the scene and transported the injured fisherman to the Penghu branch of the Tri-Service General Hospital for treatment.
The two other crew members suffered injuries to the arm, thumb, and waist. They were whisked to the same hospital in Magong.
At 4:21 p.m., the patrol boat reached the Te Hsing I No. 2. The three injured fishermen and four accompanying personnel were taken onboard and rushed back to Magong.
At 5:30 p.m., the boat arrived at the coast guard team's headquarters, and the injured men were transported by the fire department to the Penghu branch of Tri-Service General Hospital.
Crew members told reporters that when the fishery workers were lowering a net, the three men became entangled in rope, causing them to sustain the injuries. In the process, the lower leg of the seriously injured man was severed.