Navy to seek compensation from foreign tanker after port mishap

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/09
By: Elaine Hou, Wang Chao-yu and Ko Lin 
Taipei, March 9 (CNA) Taiwan’s Navy Command said Saturday it will seek compensation from a foreign-registered tanker that collided with one of its ships docked in the port of Keelung early Saturday morning.

The incident occurred around 1:30 a.m., when a Saudi oil/chemical tanker NCC SAMA accidentally hit the Knox-class frigate Ning Yang (FF-938) when entering a port terminal in Keelung.

No one was injured, but the Navy vessel sustained a dent on the port side bow upon impact, the Navy Command said in a statement.

The SAMA was scheduled to unload 3,100 tons of ethylene glycol in Keelung when it arrived in the port. Neither ship reported any leaks following the collision, the Maritime and Port Bureau said.

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