Tank containers with nitric acid damaged in storm
Container ship DONG FANG FU while en route from Shanghai to Taichung port, Taiwan, was caught in rough weather in East China sea, 6 tank containers with nitric acid shifted and were battered in severe pitch and roll. Container ship changed course and arrived at Keelung port at night Sep 14. She was berthed, early in the morning crew smelled acid smell and immediately alerted authorities. Chemical factory technicians were called, to treat leakage. No injures reported, acid didn’t leak overboard, DONG FANG FU sailed from Keelung on Sep 15, bound for Taichung. Understood tank containers are to be offloaded in Taichung, with following thorough clean up.