Container ship "Touska" crashed into island
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Container ship "Touska" crashed into island

Container ship crashed into island

05 November 2017 - 20:00 - Update: 07 November 2017 - 13:23


Emroute from Xiamen to Shenzen the "Touska" ran aground on Nov 5, 2017, at 9.15 p.m. at the eastern tip of Magazine island, where in the late 19th century British merchants established a powder depot for the supply of British troops stationed in Hong Kong, opposite to South Horizons. The residents of Hoi Yi were alerted by the noise of the ship crashing onto the rocks and watched sparks from the bow after collision with ground. At the time of grounding the ship was movingwith 7,5 knots. It was proceeding towards Hong Kong, but suddenly got out of control, turned hard a starboard and crashed into the island. The Marine Police, Fire Department and the Marine Department rushed to the scene, also an ambulance was called to the scene, but the crew of about 20 was not injured. The Hong Kong based tug "Hai Hoi (IMO: 9688271 ), the fireboats 1 and 4 and the pilot boat "Pilot 1" were deployed to the grounding site. 

Source: VesselTracker.Com
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