Capesize bulk carrier refloated, Taiwan
Bulk carrier HARVEST SKY was refloated in the evening Oct 20 with high tide, salvage tug KOYO MARU (IMO 9162148) was contracted for salvage operation. No leak reported. HARVEST SKY as of 0700 UTC Oct 21 was under tow of KOYO MARU, moving in southern direction along Taiwanese coast. It was said, that bulk carrier is to be towed to safe waters for thorough survey.
Capesize bulk carrier aground, Taiwan
Bulk carrier HARVEST SKY ran aground early in the morning Oct 14 in position 25 07 121 15E, Limkou port coast, northwest Taiwan, believed to have some 60000 tons of coal on board. Vessel lost steering control, reportedly after her rudder or propeller or both entangled in fishing nets, and drifted aground. The bottom is mud and gravel, no hull breaches, no leaks reported.
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