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Huajiang Shipping bulker hits terminal in Taizhou

The 2012-built handy bulker Hua Jiang 17 rammed into a grain terminal at Taizhou Port on Friday after a main engine failure.

According to local reports, the ship lost control on its main engine when it was sailing into the port, and hit the terminal after the crew failed to stabilize the vessel by dropping anchor. One terminal facility collapsed after the collision and the ship also suffered damage.

The local maritime safety authorty sent three tugboats and towed the vessel out of the accident site. No injuries were reported in the incident. Currently, the investigations into the cause of the incident is still ongoing.

The 47,500 dwt ship is operated by Jiangsu Huajiang Shipping, which mainly transports coal and iron ore among domestic ports.


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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