A crewman from Myanmar has died after a fight with a colleague on a product tanker off Taiwan.

The incident on the 7,700-dwt New Progress (built 1995) took place on Friday in international waters 31 nautical miles (57 km) from Shihmen, the island nation's Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said.

Authorities had received an emergency call from the Cook Islands-flagged ship.

The 27-year old victim, named as Wai Phy Aumg, was airlifted to Taipei's Songshan Airport but was declared dead on arrival at hospital.