VLOC Collides with Containership at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Harbour

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(Image Courtesy: Maritime Bulletin)

A VLOC ‘China Steel Innovator’ struck the stern of a containership ‘Ever Laden’ at Kaohsiung Harbour in Taiwan on Tuesday morning.

The incident took place while the VLOC was maneouvering at the harbour when it collided with Ever Laden which was already berthed.

China Steel Innovator had just arrived from  Australia and was loaded with ore. Both the vessels sustained damages.

The VLOC dropped both its anchors to reduce speed but could not avoid the collision. The reason behind the accident is yet to be ascertained.

Ship Specifications:

Very Large Ore Carrier CHINA STEEL INNOVATOR: IMO 9479230, dwt 206629, built 2012, flag Taiwan.

Containership EVER LADEN: IMO 9595448, dwt 104409, capacity 8452 TEU, built 2012, flag Panama.

(Source: Maritime Bulletin)

Sea News, June 20