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Keelung, Taiwan | 1977-Feb-05

Initial Notification: On February 7, the Borag grounded on Hsin Lai Reef off Keelung, Taiwan while en-route to the Chinese Petroleum Corporation (CPC) oil terminal at Shen Ao. On February 15, heavy weather caused the vessel to break up and sink, releasing more oil. Approximately 213,690 barrels of No. 4 Fuel Oil leaked from the vessel. Keyword: International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF), skimmer, boom, sinking, adverse weather conditions, oil mop machines, manual removal..

Incident Details
Products of concern:No. 4 Fuel Oil
Total amount at risk of spill: 8,970,000 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 25° 12.00′ North
Longitude (approximate): 121° 43.98′ East