Iranian Cargo Ship Crashes into Island near Hong Kong

Iranian Cargo Ship Crashes into Island near Hong Kong1

An Iranian container ship has crashed into Magazine Island in south of Hong Kong and run aground on Sunday.

Iranian container ship Touska ran aground on November 5 and crashed into eastern tip of Magazine Island, South Horizon, Hong Kong, a report by Maritime Bulletin said.

Residents of South Horizon were alerted by the crashing noise, watching sparks from the bow’s collision with ground, the report said.

According to residents, there may be fire on board of Touska. There is smell of something burning in the air, Tasnim said in a Farsi report.

At the time of collision, the ship was moving at high speed, some 7.5 knots. Touska was proceeding towards Hong Kong harbour, but suddenly turned hard a starboard and crashed into island.

Container ship Touska has a capacity of 4947 TEU. It was built in 2008. Its manager is Rahbaran Omid Darya based in Tehran.

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