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.