Cargo ship disabled, towed to safety, Taiwan

General cargo ship CSE WISDOM EXPRESS went out of control after rudder control equipment failure, and started to drift, some 40 nm south of Hualien Port, central eastern Taiwan, alerting Taiwan authorities in the afternoon Jan 2. The ship is en route from Kaohsiung Taiwan to Funabashi Japan. Tug was sent, and according to Taiwan Maritime Authorities, the ship was safely towed to Hualien Port.
General cargo ship CSE WISDOM EXPRESS, IMO 9730919, dwt 12413, built 2015, flag Panama, manager CHINA STEEL EXPRESS CORP, Taiwan (EQUASIS).





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