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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 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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