Capesize bulk carrier CHINA STEEL GROWTH, moored to mooring buoys in Kaohsiung Harbor in front of container terminal, broke off her moorings when strong storm hit Kaohsiung at around 0400 LT (UTC +8) Aug 4. Giant ship drifted astern, and contacted by stern berthed WAN HAI container ship. Both ships reportedly, were damaged. Gantry crane was reportedly, also contacted, but luckily, that contact resulted in just some sparks. Understood contacted container ship is WAN HAI 162, she unmoored at around 0830 LT, left harbor and was anchored at Kaohsiung outer anchorage. As of 1630 UTC, she remained in the same position.
Bulk carrier CHINA STEEL GROWTH, IMO 9220213, dwt 175775, built 2002, flag Taiwan, manager CHINA STEEL EXPRESS CORP.
Container ship WAN HAI 162, IMO 9132909, dwt 17697, capacity 1088 TEU, built 1996, flag Taiwan, manager WAN HAI LINES.