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Ship broken up, spilling oil

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The T.S. Lines 15,487-ton ship, TS Taipei, ran aground in a storm about 1,000 feet from the shore while it was steaming from Hong Kong to Keelung Port in Taiwan on March 10.

All 21 crew members were evacuated safely, but a helicopter crashed during the subsequent clean-up operation has killing two and seriously injured another.

Stormy weather has hampered efforts to remove fuel from the vessel, which contains around 240 tons fuel oil and 35 tons of lube oil.

Click here for the full report by The Maritime Executive.