Collision of chemical tanker and frigate in port of Keelung

The Saudi Arabia-flagged chemical tanker NCC Sama has collided with a Taiwanese frigate in the port of Keelung.

Tanker was entering the port in the early morning hours on March 9 when the incident occurred.

The 45,471 dwt vessel allegedly hit the Ning Yang (FF-938) Knox Class frigate in the middle of its port side. At the time, the tanker was arriving to Keelung from the Taiwanese Port of Taichung.

Water pollution and injuries following the incident were not fixed.

Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense was cited as saying that it would seek compensation for the damage to the frigate.


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