Product tanker Kang Yun ran aground near oil jetty at Keelung in Taiwan

Kang Yun ran agroundThe product tanker Kang Yun ran aground near the oil jetty at Keelung Port, Taiwan. The vessel, carrying 20,000 tons of jet fuel, stuck at sandbank after mechanical failure with pilot on board. The crew was unable to refloat the grounded tanker Kang Yun and requested assistance from the local authorities. At the scene were dispatched three tugs, but towing will be done just after special survey and inspection, due to high danger from breaching the hull. The divers were sent to inspect the underwater part of the ship, but it was estimated that there are no damages and no immediate danger for the ship.

The local authorities started investigation for the accident and ordered special survey and safety inspection of the product tanker. There were no reported oil leaks during the grounding and no injured people.

The product tanker Kang Yun (IMO: 9014339) is operating under the flag of Taiwan and is managed by the local company CPC. The vessel has overall length of 191.50 m, moulded beam of 32.00 m and maximum draft of 9.00 m. The deadweight of the ship is 43,407 DWT and the gross tonnage is 27,072 GRT. The product tanker was built in 1992 by CSBC Keelung in Taiwan. During the accident, the ship was en route from Taichung to Keelung.