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Iranian 5000-TEU container ship crashed into island, Hong Kong, residents fear fire

Nov. 5, 2017 at 14:58 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Iranian container ship TOUSKA ran aground at around 1315 UTC Nov 5, the ship literally crashed into eastern tip of Magazine island, South Horizon, Hong Kong. Residents of South Horizon were alerted by crashing noise, watching sparks from bow’s collision with ground. According to residents, there may be fire on board of TOUSKA, there’s smell of something burning in the air.
At the time of collision the ship was moving at high speed, some 7.5 knots. TOUSKA was proceeding towards Hong Kong harbor, but suddenly turned hard a starboard and crashed into island. All photos full-scale at am730.com.hk/news/

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Iranian 5000-TEU container ship crashed into island, Hong Kong, residents fear fire

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