Typhoon affects more than 100 containers falling into the sea. 18 containers have been salvaged in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province.

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 Typhoon affects more than 100 containers falling into the sea. 18 containers have been salvaged in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province.


Zhoushan, China-Singapore Networks, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) - On Sept. 9, the disposal of a large number of landing containers in Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, is accelerating. At present, 18 landing and navigation-hindering containers have been directly salvaged from the sea and properly disposed of.

It is understood that under the influence of typhoon Lingling No. 13 this year, two dangerous accidents occurred in Zhoushan on the evening of September 5: the Shanghai container ship Xinou 21 sailing from Xiamen to Rizhao was affected by wind and waves while sailing through Xiaobanmen waters, resulting in a large tilt of 72 containers falling to sea; the Togolese ship JISHUN16 was in Dai. After further verification, 48 refrigerated containers actually loaded by the ship sank in the sea area south of Shanda Xizhai Island.

The picture shows the salvage site. Photographer Ma Yanhui

After the occurrence of danger, Zhoushan Maritime Bureau immediately issued a navigational warning. At the same time, it broadcast safety information through the Ship Traffic Management Center to remind passing ships to avoid floating containers and secondary accidents. In order to eliminate the impact of falling sea containers on maritime traffic safety, the Bureau also takes the lead in the work of channel scanning and sunken salvage.

On the morning of September 7, after the warning of typhoon Lingling was lifted, the Bureau immediately assigned 15 cruise boats to search for the main waterways, routes and passenger routes in Shengsi, Daishan, Malan, Putuo, Shenjiamen and Liuheng seas, and to maintain the traffic order on the spot during the centralized departure period of ships. Work.

The picture shows the falling sea container. At the same time, Liu Daming also urged shipowners to arrange for sweeping surveys of major waterways, routes and anchorage areas. At present, sweeping surveys have been preliminarily completed in key waters, such as deep-water channel outside the shrimp gate, New Olympics LNG vessel approach channel, coastal eastern route, Putuoshan waterway passenger route and so on. No container obstructing navigation has been found. In view of the floating containers found in Putuo Mountain, Baisha, Zhujiajiajian, Liuheng and other sea areas, the Bureau urged shipowners to arrange 15 vessels for search, salvage and sweep. As of 16:00 on September 9, the bureau had salvaged and disposed of 18 shipping-obstructing containers directly from the sea. In addition, 15 containers were found in the western side of Putuo, Zhoushan, and 9 containers were found in Xiangshan, Ningbo, which still need to be salvaged and disposed of in the next step. Source: Responsible Editor of China News Network: Xing Haibo_NBJS8850

The picture shows the falling sea container. Photographed by Liu Daming

At the same time, the Bureau promptly urged shipowners to arrange for sweeping surveys of major waterways, routes and anchorage areas. At present, sweeping surveys have been preliminarily completed in key waters such as deep-water trench outside the shrimp gate, New Olympics LNG vessel entry channel, coastal eastern route and Putuoshan waterborne passenger route, and no hindering containers have been found. In view of the floating containers found in Putuo Mountain, Baisha, Zhujiajiajian, Liuheng and other sea areas, the Bureau urged shipowners to arrange 15 vessels for search, salvage and sweep.

As of 16:00 on September 9, the bureau had salvaged and disposed of 18 shipping-obstructing containers directly from the sea. In addition, 15 containers were found in the western side of Putuo, Zhoushan, and 9 containers were found in Xiangshan, Ningbo, which still need to be salvaged and disposed of in the next step.