Posted on June 20, 2018 by Hannah Berry
Oil tanker, Shine Luck which originally ran aground during extreme weather off the Coast of Southern Taiwan last week has now split in two in the early hours of Monday 18th June.
As previously reported by ARX Maritime, all 32 sailors were safely evacuated when The Panama registered "Shine Luck" and Fiji registered "Winner 19" issued distress calls after getting caught in a tropical low-pressure system.
The tankers had a combined total of 200 metric meters of oil onboard at the time of grounding and authorities decided to extract the oil from Shine Luck in order to prevent a possible oil spill. The oil was all extracted by 17thJune and the tanker split in two the next morning after it had originally been blown against concrete wave-breaks near the entrance of a fishing port
Authorities have been able to tow the ships’ bow section to Kaohsiung Port Intercontinental Container Terminal, but are waiting for weather conditions to improve before they can remove the stern section.