Eight vessels grounded by tropical storm in Taiwan

Eight ships were grounded by a tropical storm that struck Taiwan during the morning of August 23rd.

Container ship Jin Hua (IMO 9131010) was hit north of Kaohsiung in the Tainan city area. General cargo ship Unlimited 2 (IMO 8630241) was pushed onto land halfway between Kaohsiung and Tainan. Chemical oil products tanker Dragonaria (IMO: 9172765) ran aground on Kaohsiung southern breakwater at the entry to the port. Also Tai Cang Hu 1 (IMO 9142423), An Li 669 (IMO 8794827) south of the port approach, Shun Hong (IMO 8748232), Chang Long 68 (IMO 8793744) and Solomon-Islands registered Flying Dragon, all north of the port approach.

An emergency meeting was set to take place on August 24th to set up salvage plans for each grounded ship, amid fears of oil spills.

1986-built, Panama-flagged, 2,363 gt Unlimited 2 is owned by Shantou Shunhai Shipping Co care of Sun Rising Shipmanagement of Hong Kong, China.

1998-built, Palau-flagged, 4,206 gt Dragonaria is owned by Fortune In Co Ltd care of New Sheng Management of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

2005-built, Panama-flagged, 2,981 gt Chang Long 68 is owned and managed by Shantou Shunhai Shipping Co Ltd of Hong Kong, China.

1997-built, Panama-flagged, 2,900 gt Tai Cang Hu 1 is owned by Shantou Sun Rising Shipping Co care of Sun Rising Shipping Management of Hong Kong. ISM manager is Hongkong Chengyi Shipping & Trade of Hong Kong.

2005-built, Panama-flagged, 2,971 gt An Li 669 is owned and managed by Shantou Sun Rising Shipping Co of Hong Kong.

2010-built, Japan-flagged, 499 gt Kohin Maru No 7 is owned and managed by Koizumi Kisen of Higaino-cho, Anan-shi, Tokushima-ken, Japan.