In March, Friday. The Taiwanese cargo ship T.S. Taipei recently broke apart and became stranded on a reef near Si man in New Taipei City. The cargo ship TS Taipei is owned and operated by Taiwanese company TS Lines. The cargo ship was carrying 447 tons of fuel and 617 containers.
The cargo ship was beached by a storm after engine failure, engine room was flooded. The breached in the engine room also damaged, one of the fuel tanks and there was some oil spilled into the ocean. The cargo ship has broken in two, between “E” and “S” and has been leaking oil into the shore. The oil spreads along the coastline. A stones and rocks in the coastline become black, because the oil spreads.
When we go there, the cargo ship had been empty, all containers had been move. But the cargo ship can’t move yet still in the shore, because the reef in the bottom of the cargo ship make it became difficult to move. Some workers still clean up the coastline from the leaking oil. Still have much oil along the coastline and the worker must be patient to walk because oil it’s so slipper. In the beach near the cargo ship accident also there much oil in the sand.
When the accident the cargo ship was an route from Keelung to Hong Kong. The coastguard vessels were unable to approach the area because the weather not so good, strong winds and teams of workers to help extract the hundreds of remaining containers on board, as well as to clean up the environmental damage. The leaking and oil spreads in a long coastline can be clean up quick, but not with environment damage. It will be need more time to restore.