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Tuesday, March 27, 2001

UPDATE: Bunker spill from split TS Taipei washes up on Taiwanese beach





28 March 2016

UPDATE: Bunker spill from split TS Taipei washes up on Taiwanese beach

Bad weather has hampered efforts by Taiwanese authorities to contain a bunker spill following the splitting in two of the containership TS Taipei last Friday.

The ship had run aground off northern Taiwan at the start of March. More than 100 people have been deployed to clean up a 2 km stretch of beach where oil has washed up while a salvage team is working desperately to contain the spill.

The ship’s two halves could capsize at any moment, officials warn, making salvage operations tricky.

Some of the containers onboard are believed to be carrying harmful chemicals too.

The ship is owned by local firm TS Lines.

Source: splash247.com

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