Login: Lost Password? SIGN UP
Ship Photo Search
Advanced Search
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Cargo m/v "Kijang" ran aground  (Read 803 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Top Poster
Offline Offline

Posts: 580

View Profile
« on: July 30, 2008, 11:05:02 am »

The brand-new cargo ship “Kijang”, homeport Jakarta, made in China for delivery to Indonesia lost power in stormy seas July 29 and ran aground on the coast of Taiwan's southernmost county of Pingtung. A team of Coast Guard Administration (CGA) officials and local firemen rescued the 15 crewmen of the “Kijang” and quartered them at a temporary shelter managed by the Fangliao Township Administration. Two of the 15 rescued men are Chinese citizens and the other 13 are Indonesians. The 2,989-ton ship was sailing from Taizhou Port in China's Zhejiang Province to the Indonesian port of Tarakan when it lost power in stormy seas in the Taiwan Strait and started to drift. CGA duty officers spotted the ship drifting about 180 meters from shore shortly before 2 a.m., and a rescue operation was launched immediately, with CGA officials and local firemen throwing ropes to the ship to bring the crew to safety. The mission was completed in less than two hours. Shortly after the crewmen were rescued, the strong winds and waves pushed the ship aground on the shoreline. The ship had set anchor near the shore, but the currents were so strong that the anchor chain snapped. The ship suffered no damage, and so far there is no oil leakage problem, but if the ship is not pulled back to sea, the 60,000 liters of diesel aboard the ship might leak and cause a pollution problem. What has made the situation worse from a salvage point of view is that the vessel is not insured.
Report to moderator   Logged
Pages: [1]
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Page created in 0.036 seconds with 19 queries.
Copyright © 2010 All rights reserved