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Three vessels collide at Kaohsiung Port

Two tankers and one containership were involved in a collision incident at Kaohsiung Port on Saturday.

According to local reports, the incident happened when the 6,500 dwt chemcial tanker Der Yun was moving from one berth to another and the ship collided with a small oil tanker Kin Shing, which was leaving the port.

After the collision, Kin Shing tried to move itself away from Der Yun, but accidentally hit containership Setsu Maru, which was berthed at the port.

Der Yun suffered damaged on the portside while the bow of Kin Shing was damaged as well. Both ships have been detained at the port for investigations.

No injuries and oil leakage were reported from the incident.

Setsu Maru, which reported minor damage, was allowed to leave the port and continued its voyage.

Der Yun is owned by Taiwanese petroleum company CPC Corporation and Setsu Maru is operated by Japanese company Nansei Kaiun.

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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