Stranded ferry towed safely into Keelung Harbor

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-04-29

A ferry that became stranded off Taiwan’s northern tip on Friday has been safely

A ferry that became stranded around 45 nautical miles off Taiwan’s northern tip has docked safely in Keelung Harbor. (Photo Courtesy Maritime Patrol Directorate General) (CNA)

towed into Keelung Harbor.

The ferry was around 45 nautical miles off Cape Fugui when its engines lost power. There were five passengers and 23 crew members on board at the time. The Maritime Patrol Directorate General sent rescue ships to the ferry, removing the passengers and towing the boat into port.

According to the Maritime and Port Bureau, the ferry arrived off Keelung at around 9:30am Saturday, docking shortly after 11:00am with the help of tugboats.

The 32-year-old ferry regularly crosses the Taiwan Strait between Keelung and the outlying Matsu Islands.    [FULL  STORY]

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