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Bahri tanker allides with Taiwanese naval vessel in Keelung

Product tanker NCC Sama has allided with Taiwanese naval vessel Ning Yang at Keelung port on Saturday.

The incident happened when the 45,000 dwt vessel was entering a port terminal and it struck the navy ship, which was anchored at port. Both vessels suffered minor damage, and no injuries or leakage were reported from the incident.

The tanker was detained by authorities for investigations after it unloaded its cargo at the port.

According to local reports, the ship’s owner has agreed to pay compensation to the Taiwanese navy for the damage caused by the incident.

The 2012-built NCC Sama is owned by Saudi Arabian owner Bahri Chemicals, which operates a total of 31 product tankers. According to the latest AIS information, the tanker is still anchored at Keelung port.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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