Taiwanese ship sinks off Penghu

Taiwanese ship sinks off Penghu

A small general cargo ship belonging to Taiwan’s Elite Marine Transportation sank yesterday off the southwest of the island and authorities are warning ships in the area to look out for floating containers south of the Penghu archipelago.

The ship, Ying Hai, developed a heavy starboard list on Tuesday after a number of containers moved on its deck. All crew evacuated after attempts to tow it failed.

 

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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