Ezion Liftboat Capsizes During Tow in South China Sea

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A liftboat belonging to Ezion Holdings has capsized in the South China Sea during a dead tow from Vietnam to Taiwan, the company said Wednesday.

The vessel was unmanned at the time.

Singapore-based Ezion said its liftboat Tera Lyza was being towed by the tug Teras Eden when it developed a sudden list to the stern at about 1630 hours on 5 June 2018. The boat subsequently capsized.

The 50-meter Teras Lyza was still afloat at the time of the update with the tug remaining on scene to ensure the safety of navigation and monitor for pollution.

The Teras Lyza reported to be carrying 75 cubic meters of MGO.

Ezion said the fully-insured Teras Lyza has no contractual obligation so it will be looking at hiring-in and/or building a replacement vessel.

“Teras Shore Response Team have been activated since yesterday and there has been no report of injuries or casualties arising from the incident. Teras Shore Response Team have also been keeping the relevant parties updated,” the company said.

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