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Boxship aground off Taiwan

A containership belonging to TS Lines ran into severe difficulty on Thursday morning, leading to the crew being evacuated.

The TS Taipei, en route from Keelung to Hong Kong, suffered engine failure and the engine room flooded. The ship then grounded just off the northern tip of Taiwan. A coast guard helicopter was deployed and all 21 crew were taken off the ship.

Salvage plans are underway.



Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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