Freighter that sank off east coast has more than 80,000 liters of oil and petroleum products aboard: too deep to salvage

Taiwan port and maritime authorities are monitoring an area off the coast of Taitung County after a freighter carrying 81,000 liters of oil and petroleum products sank after a collision with another ship two days ago. The Taitung-based freighter Dafa No.1 sank 16.2 nautical miles southeast of Fugang Harbor after a collision with the Liberian-flagged oil tanker, Lia, shortly after midnight April 26. See previous story: Taiwanese freighter sinks after collision with oil tanker: crew of 9 rescued Yesterday, it

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Evergreen Marine ship EVER FORWARD finally moving after one month stuck aground in Chesapeake Bay

A container ship belonging to Taiwan shipping giant Evergreen Marine Corp. has finally been refloated after running aground in Chesapeake Bay on the US east coast more than one month ago. The 334-meter-long, 117,340 gross ton Ever Forward ran aground on a muddy bottom after leaving the Port of Baltimore and “missing a turn” on March 13. The grounding came just 10 days short of the anniversary of Evergreen’s Ever Given getting stuck and blocking the Suez Canal from March

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2 bodies found after Korean tug goes missing in the Taiwan Strait

Taiwan’s National Coast Guard Administration personnel recovered two bodies this morning during a search for a Korean-owned pusher tug with six crew aboard that went missing after sending a distress call yesterday, April 8. The Sierra Leone-flagged tug Kyoto No. 1 was en route from the Port of Busan, Korea to Batam, Indonesia via the Taiwan Strait when the crew sent a distress signal from a position close to the Penghu Islands at 9:50 am, Thursday. Taiwan’s National Rescue Command

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Evergreen container ship “Ever Forward” hasn’t budged for 17 days since grounding on US east coast

An Evergreen container ship is still stuck after several attempts to move it, including dredging the muddy bottom, since it ran aground more than two weeks ago. The 334-meter-long 12,000 TEU Ever Forward, owned by Evergreen Hong Kong, a subsidiary of Taiwanese shipping and transportation giant Evergreen Marine Corporation, became stranded after grounding in shallow water north of Chesapeake Bay, shortly after leaving the Port of Baltimore on March 13 bound for Norfolk, Virginia. The vessel and cargo did not

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World’s biggest container ship makes maiden Suez Canal passage

Taiwan shipping company Evergreen Marine’s newest container ship “Ever Ace” successfully passed through the Suez Canal yesterday, breaking a record for the largest container ship to pass through the waterway. At 400 meters long, 61.5 meters wide, and weighing 235,000 tons, the 23,992 TEU container ship became the world’s largest when it was launched at South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard last month. The Ever Ace traversed the Suez Canal on its maiden voyage to Europe en route to the

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No news is good news: Ever Given passes through Suez Canal

Taiwan’s Evergreen Shipping Company’s massive container ship Ever Given passed through the Suez Canal yesterday, August 20, and there is absolutely nothing to report, according to international media outlets. “The huge container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March – disrupting global trade – has passed back through the waterway without incident,” said the BBC. Reuters was also one of the many news outlets around the world who reported that the Ever Given had passed through the crucial waterway,

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Evergreen Shipping’s new world record megamax arrives at Port of Taipei

Evergreen Shipping’s new 24,000 TEU container ship EVER ACE arrived at the Port of Taipei for the first time today, August 8, breaking a record for the largest ship by tonnage to dock at the port. Evergreen took delivery of the world’s largest megamax container ship earlier this month from Samsung Heavy Industries. At 23,992 TEU, EVER ACE surpasses the previous world record holder, owned by HMM, by 38 TEU. EVER ACE is the first of a series of 10

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Evergreen Marine container ship loses 36 containers at sea

Taiwan shipping company Evergreen Marine Corporation announced today that 36 containers had fallen off its vessel EVER LIBERAL after leaving the Port of Busan en route to Los Angeles on December 30. According to Evergreen, the 8,452 TEU container ship encountered strong winds and rough seas 20 nautical miles south of Kyushu, Japan, causing the collapse of container stacks on the vessel. Twenty-one 40-foot containers fell onto the deck, while 36 fell into the sea. Evergreen said that no personnel

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World’s largest container ship docks at Port of Kaohsiung

The world’s largest container ship, HMM Gdansk docked in Kaohsiung Harbor this morning, setting a record for Taiwan’s largest port. The newly built, Korean-owned, Panama-flagged vessel is 399.9 meters long, 61 meters wide with a gross tonnage of 228,283 tons. It has a load capacity of 24,000 TEU (20-foot standard container unit). HMM Gdansk is the largest container ship to have berthed in Port of Kaohsiung. The previous record was set by the Benjamin Franklin, with a total length of

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