Iranian container ship TOUSKA ran aground at around 1315 UTC Nov 5, the ship literally crashed into eastern tip of Magazine island, South Horizon, Hong Kong. Residents of South Horizon were alerted by crashing noise, watching sparks from bow’s collision with ground. According to residents, there may be fire on board of TOUSKA, there’s smell of something burning in the air.
At the time of collision, the ship was moving at high speed, some 7.5 knots. TOUSKA was proceeding towards Hong Kong harbour, but suddenly turned hard a starboard and crashed into the island.
Container ship TOUSKA IMO 9328900 dwt 66432, capacity 4947 TEU, built 2008, flag Iran, manager RAHBARAN OMID DARYA, Tehran.