Freighter pushed aground by Wipha, Taiwan VIDEO

General cargo ship CHIA KIN NO.2 on Aug 1 ran aground at Pu-Tai Commercial Harbor, Budai Port, Chiayi County,Taiwan west coast. Understood the ship went out of control due to adverse weather brought by typhoon Wipha. 8 crew were evacuated, as of 1700 UTC Aug 1 the ship seemed to be in the same position.
General cargo ship CHIA KIN NO.2, MMSI 416004167, length 75 meters, flag Taiwan.



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