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Ship takes out berth in Taiwan

Machinery failure is thought to have been the reason behind a sizeable containership prang at the port of Taichung yesterday.

The 13-year-old, 1,049 teu Asiatic Sun badly damaged its bow and a berth when coming into dock at the Taiwanese port yesterday. 

The ship is now berthed and is being assessed for damages. The Singapore-flagged vessel is owned by Asiatic Lloyd. 

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


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