Container ship damaged after crashing into wharf at Port of Taichung

A container ship appears to have sustained serious damage after crashing into a wharf at Taichung Port this morning, Sunday, December 26.

Taichung Port authorities said that the container ship Asiatic Sun crashed into the Taichung Port Pier 8A as it was attempting to dock at 7:33 am.

The Singapore-flagged 1,049 TEU Asiatic Sun is a 143 meter-long vessel with a gross tonnage of 9,610 tons, and was built in 2008 in Busan, Korea.

The Maritime Port Bureau of the Ministry of Transport and Communications has initiated an investigation into the incident. Strong winds are believed to have been a factor in the accident.

Asiatic Sun container ship showing damaged bow.
The bow of the Asiatic Sun appears to be badly damaged after ramming the wharf at the Port of Taichung, December 26, 2021,
Asiatic Sun the moment after crashing into the wharf
The moment after the ship crashed in to the wharf at Port of Taichung.

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