Transmed bulker refloated off Taiwan

Transmed bulker refloated off Taiwan

Greek owner Transmed Shipping’s bulk carrier Clia, which ran aground near Kaohsiung on Monday, has been refloated this morning.

The 92,900 dwt vessel ran aground while it was transporting more than 80,000 tons of coal to Taiwan Power’s Hsinta power plant. An initial attempt to refloat the vessel failed on Tuesday.

Following a thorough inspection of the vessel’s condition, the owner and maritime authority in Taiwan made a salvage plan and managed to refloat the vessel with seven tugboats.

Currently the vessel is anchored at the Hsinta power plant terminal.

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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