Typhoon grounds tanker

Four crew were taken off a tanker by helicopter after it grounded in a storm off Taiwan.

The 2,900-dwt Sheng Chang (built 1976) got stuck off Kaohsiung on Wednesday in Typhoon Matmo, the China Post reported.

The seafarers, two from China and two from Indonesia, were brought ashore uninjured and “in good condition,” according to the National Airborne Service Corps.

Kaohsiung Port officials said there was no danger of an oil leak.

It was in ballast and has only four tons of diesel on board.

A salvage plan was due to be drawn up on Thursday.

The vessel is operated by Billion Star Marine Services of Taiwan.


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