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.
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