As discussed above, this isn’t really a Taiwan matter – the sailors and the boat are not Taiwanese, and the waters are nowhere near Taiwan. An Apple Daily article therefore seems superfluous to me. But what I think doesn’t matter – far more importantly, it is perhaps not what the families involved want to deal with right now.
The USCG and Navy are on the case and I for one am optimistic that the boys will be found safe and sound in the next few days. I’ve sailed with all three of these guys and they are all solidly resourceful individuals. The skipper and first mate (i.e., the other two guys) are extremely experienced sailors under tough conditions so they know what to do in situations like this. That said, I’m also praying.
From a very practical perspective, those of you who are US citizens can most effectively help by contacting the offices of your congressional representatives and letting them know that this is a matter that is of importance to you. This would very much help to keep the focus on finding our friends soon. Send emails but also pick up the phone and call their offices. Let them know that you appreciate the awesome job that the Coast Guard and Navy have done so far, but that you understand it’s a big ocean and you fully support the continuation of the search until the boys are found.