On November 6, raised were concerned after sparks and loud noise was heard after a cargo vessel crashed on a islet.
The Iranian vessel which was heavily loaded unexpectedly crashed into a islet near Hong Kong housing estate ‘The Touska’.
The vessel was enroute from Taiwan to Shenzhen. It reportedly strayed off course after hitting the islet.
Fortunately, none of the 28 crew members or any residents were injured during the incident. The container vessel left a fairway on the East Lamma Channel before running into Magazine Island, an uninhabited islet about 400 metres off residential estate South Horizons on Ap Lei Chau.
The residents on shore were alarmed after sparks and noise was heard from the approaching ship. The Marine Department said it would launch an investigation.
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Source: South China Morning Post