Xiamen races to free grounded large Malta-flagged container ship
On May 18th, a large Malta-flagged container ship, CMA CGM Libra, got stranded in the Xiamen sea area.It’s the first time that a large ship has run aground at Xiamen Port. The Xiamen government paid close attention to the rescue work for the large ship, reports Xiamen Daily.
The large container ship with over 7,000 tons of fuel won’t pose a threat to the Xiamen sea area as its body is not damaged and it is away from the main sea routes, the report said.
As of May 23rd, two-thousand tons of fuel was unloaded from the ship. To speed up the rescue work, a DALI Floating Crane from Shanghai Salvage Co. (SSC), with lifting capacity of 2,500 tons, joined the rescue team on Monday.
Mr. Pan Shijian, vice mayor of Xiamen, urged an all-out effort to help the Malta-flagged container ship during conferences held for the rescue work.