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Chemical leak onboard boxship at Keelung

Fujian Orient Shipping feeder containership Dong Fang Fu suffered a chemical leak while it was berthing at Taiwan’s Keelung Port on Friday.

According to the Bureau of Environmental Protection in Keelung, 14 barrels of nitric acid leaked from a container on the 1,032 teu ship and contaminated some part of the deck and cabin.

The bureau deployed an emergency biohazard response team to clean up the chemicals and managed to contain the chemical leakage in a few hours with no casualties reported.

So far no contamination has been found in the port waters, however environmental authorities are still monitoring the situation.

Further investigations into the cause of the incident and an assessment of damage is currently underway.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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