Containership Operated by TS Lines Suffers Bow Damage

Damaged Asiatic Sun / Credits: Tommy Su
Damaged Asiatic Sun / Credits: Tommy Su

Heavy Winds May Have Caused TS Lines Vessel to Crash

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On December 26 the Asiatic Sun, a 1,049 TEU feeder vessel was pulling into dock at Taichung port in Taiwan when it suffered bow damage after crashing into the berth which also sustained damage.

Reports of strong winds in the area were recorded and while the vessel arriving from Keelung was informed to dock at Pier 10, it appears the ships crew somehow lost control of the vessel and it crashed into Pier 8A.

The Maritime Port Bureau has stated no injuries from crew aboard or on ground have been reported, no leaks in the water and all containers were offloaded and safe.

Assessments are being made of vessel and pier damage.

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