Oil Tanker Taking on Water After Hitting Breakwater
[Brief] A Danish-registered product tanker clipped the breakwater while arriving in Kaohsiung, Taiwan earlier this week. The vessel took a severe list before authorities cleared it to dock and begin an emergency unloading.
The 74,999 dwt Torm Emilie was entering the port of Kaohsiung when it apparently misjudged the harbor entrance and hit the southern breakwater on February 1. The tanker, which was built in 2004, reportedly breached the hull in its ballast tanks and while not causing an oil leak took on a list reported to be as much as 14 degrees.
Inbound from Kuwait and the UAE after a stop in Singapore, the 748-foot tanker was carrying a load of an oil derivative product known as naphtha. Authorities ....