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Containership Spills Empty Containers After Sinking in Taiwan

Containership Spills Empty Containers After Sinking in Taiwan

Mike Schuler
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July 21, 2023

The Palau-flagged containership “ANGEL” sank overnight outside Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Port after its hull flooded, causing several empty containers to fall into the water.

The incident forced the authorities to close the port to all ship traffic.

All 19 crew members abandoned ship and were picked up safely. The port was reopened after officials deemed it safe again.

Angel Sinking

The shipowner is required to submit a salvage plan while authorities are investigating the cause of the incident.

No oil pollution has been reported as a result of the incident.

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