A container ship appears to have suffered serious damage after crashing into a quay in the port of Taichung this morning, Sunday, December 26.
Authorities at Taichung Port said the container ship Asiatic Sun crashed into Pier 8A at Taichung Port while attempting to dock at 7:33 a.m.
The Singapore-flagged 1,049 TEU Asiatic Sun is a 143-meter-long vessel with a gross tonnage of 9,610 tonnes, built in 2008 in Busan, Korea.
The Marine Port Office of the Ministry of Transport and Communications opened an investigation into the incident. Strong winds were believed to have been the cause of the accident.
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