TS Taipei splits in two

TS Taipei splits in two

TS Lines’ containership TS Taipei has split in two near Keelung in Taiwan, amid stormy sea conditions.

The ship ran aground on March 10 and 21 crew were evacuated from the ship.

According to Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Department, the ship risks capsizing and some heavy fuel has already leaked from the ship.

TS Lines was pumping the fuel out of the ship after the incident, however, the work was suspended in the past two days due to harsh weather. The company earlier expected to finish retrieving the oil before April 7.

An official from the environment department said it could be disastrous if the remaining fuel and hazardous content on the ship all leaked into the sea.

The environment department has sent an emergency response team to the site.

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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