While proceeding from Mena Saud to Shenao, Taiwan
loaded with 33,068 tons of fuel oil,
the Kuwaiti steam tanker Borag
ran aground on rocks between Keelung Tao and Yeh-Liu
in lat 25.12N, long 121.44E on Feb 7, 1977.
Her amidships and engine room flooded
and there was heavy leakage of oil into the sea
that eventually polluted some 44 miles of coastline.
the 37 French crewman were safely taken ashore.
Subsequent continuous heavy weather caused pounding damage,
resulting in the wreck sinking on February 15th.
Ironically, after he scheduled discharge operations at Shenao,
the Borag was to have been broken up at Kaohsiung,
having been previously sold to Taiwanese shipbreakers.