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Photographer:lappino [View profile]Title:TS TAIPEIAdded:Apr 03, 2016
Captured:April 02, 2016IMO:9348481Hits:7,901
Location:Keelung, Taiwan
Photo Category: Casualties
Mortally wounded after running aground off northern coast of Taiwan, at the small village of Jianzilu, on March 10.
The incident itself claimed no lives directly, but two rescuers later died when their helicopter crashed.
Historically, shipwrecks are good for local economy, with thousands of visitors engaging in "disaster tourism". There's a negative offset, however: kilometers of seacoast polluted by oil seeping from her broken hull.
Vessel Identification
Name:Ts Taipei
Former name(s):
- Hammonia Benita (Until 2006 Oct)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Container Ship
Gross tonnage:15,487 tons
Summer DWT:20,615 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Keelung
Class society:Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
Build year:2006
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (8)

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PANCHAL DHARMESH ISHVARLAL on Aug 18, 2016 02:42 (1 year ago)
This is a sad thing to see this vessel in this condition. I sailed on this vessel as 3rd Engineer in 2007-2008.
Dave Forbes on Apr 13, 2016 14:22 (2 years ago)
Now that a weak point if this ship design has been found , an overall look at other ships is a must.
lappino on Apr 04, 2016 02:31 (2 years ago)
Capt. Ted, it was still possible for the vessel built in 2010 to be exempt from the requirements; also, this was not applicable for small tanks of less than 30m3, otherwise, a minimum distance between the keel and FO tank should have been 76 cm.


Captain Ted on Apr 03, 2016 19:17 (2 years ago)
@Lappino,,, this counts also for center tanks, which have on each side for example a DB ballast tank but to below not ? I was on a ship,, fuel tanks not in the center were inside a ballast tank but two fuel tanks aft under hold 5 were center tanks, which had only ballast tanks on it,s side,,the ship was build in 2010
Brett Bachmann on Apr 03, 2016 14:21 (2 years ago)
Thanks Vlad ;) Brett
lappino on Apr 03, 2016 11:57 (2 years ago)
MARPOL I Reg. 12A requires double hull protection for fuel oil storage tanks, but this vessel was built before it came into effect.
Otherwise, I've seen FO storage tanks pretty much anywhere.


MattyBoy on Apr 03, 2016 11:50 (2 years ago)
...which leads me to ask questions:- Aren't fuel tanks usually in the aft of a vessel near the engine?
MattyBoy on Apr 03, 2016 11:46 (2 years ago)
Oh dear,that's a sorry sight to see for a shipspotter like me.
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