Posted on November 05, 2018 by Ilias Kiritsis

A collision occurred between a containership and two tanker vessels early in the morning of November 3rd, in Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan.

Chemical Tanker, Der Yun, was in the process of moving from one berth to another, when it hit the oil tanker, Kin Shing, as it was exiting the port.

It struck the portside of vessel, near the cargo deck area, and inflicted heavy damage to the ship in the process. 


Reportedly, the Kin Shing then tried to disengage and move away from Der Yun, but accidentally hit the containership Setsu Maru in the process, which was docked nearby.

No injuries or oil leakage occurred as a result of the collisions.

Having only sustained minor damages, the Setsu Maru was allowed to continue on its voyage.

However, both the Der Yun and the Kin Shing sustained heavy damages in the process and have been detained at port following investigation.  

This is far from the first incident to take place in Kaohsiung Port.

Only a month ago, two collisions occurred in Kaohsiung on the very same day, between two navy destroyers and a commercial vessel.


Thankfully, no one was injured in the process.

Posted in News , Collision , Safety , Taiwan

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