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TS TAIPEI broke in two, total loss, fuel leaking from ruptured tanks

March 25, 2016 at 06:24 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Container ship TS TAIPEI broke in two in the morning Mar 25, according to media reports, photos and official statement. There is an oil leak from ruptured fuel tanks, authorities fear contamination from dangerous cargoes in some of the containers. According to reports, at least 12 containers were washed overboard. Vessel seems to be a total loss.
Grounding news:
Container ship TS TAIPEI beached by storm, 21 crew evacuated
Container ship TS TAIPEI ran aground in the morning Mar 10 some 300 meters off Shimen, northern tip of Taiwan, while en route from Keelung to Hong Kong. Vessel was beached by a storm after engine failure, engine room reportedly was flooded, situation seemed to become critical. Coast Guard helicopter evacuated 21 crew, all safe. Vessel’s condition presently unknown, as well as salvage plans.

TS TAIPEI broke in two, total loss, fuel leaking from ruptured tanks

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