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Iranian boxship runs aground on Hong Kong island

Iranian boxship runs aground on Hong Kong island

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The Iranian-flagged 5,000 teu containership  Touska ran aground at the eastern corner of Magazine Island, an islet near Ap Lei Chau in Hong Kong on Sunday night.

The incident occurred while the 2008-built vessel was en route from Kaohsiung to Shenzhen.

Local marine police and fire services department later confirmed that there was no fire onboard the vessel or oil leak after the collision and none of the 28 crew were injured.

An investigation into the cause of incident is underway.

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Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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