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TS Taipei wreckage finally removed

The removal of TS Taipei, a TS Line containership which ran aground near Keelung in March, has been completed following five months of cleanup and ship removal operations.

The ship parts have been transported to CSBC’s Keelung Shipyard for further disposal.

TS Taipei ran aground on March 10 and split into two parts on March 24, causing an oil spill.

According to an official from Taiwan’s Maritime Affairs Center, follow-up operations will continue over the next few days to recover the remaining wreckage, two broken containers and other objects that fell from the ship, and also to conduct water quality tests.

Experts from The Environmental Protection Administration are trying to determine whether the environment, marine ecology and fishery resources can be restored.

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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