Two Oil Tankers Aground Near Port of Kaohsiung

Kaohsiung Coast Guard Administration rescued a total of 32 crew members from two oil tankers that ran aground near the Port of Kaohsiung due to stormy weather yesterday evening, June 14. The Fiji-registered 19 Winner, and the Panama-flagged MT Shine Luck, both lost their moorings in high wind and heavy seas generated by a tropical low pressure system at around 8:00pm, and ran aground in shallow waters near Fengbitou. Fourteen crew, including the captain of the Fijian vessel, which was

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10,000 Bottles of Quality Australian Wine to be Destroyed by Customs

More than 10,000 bottles of Penfold’s wine will be destroyed after customs officers intercepted the undeclared shipment in a container at the Port of Kaohsiung yesterday, May 21. The estimated value of the haul is NT$30 million (AUD $1.3 million). Customs officers studying the manifest of a cargo ship were suspicious about the contents of a 40-foot container originating in Hong Kong and slated for re-export to Busan, Korea. Upon opening the container, the officers found that alongside the documented

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Norwegian Jewel brings 2,248 Visitors to Kaohsiung

The cruise ship Norwegian Jewel berthed at the Port of Kaohsiung this morning, bringing 2,248 mostly European and American travelers to visit southern Taiwan. Around 1,000 of the visitors boarded buses to visit sights in Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Pingtung. Others traveled independently around the port city. The passengers boarded the ship at Yokohama Japan, and visited Naha, Ishigaki-jima, and the Port of Keelung, before arriving in Kaohsiung. The ship will depart Kaohsiung for Hong Kong at 6:00pm this evening. Norwegian

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