Vietnamese tanker collided with Taiwan Navy destroyer, both damaged

Product tanker EVERRICH 3 collided with ROC Navy destroyer ROCS Tso Ying (DDG-1803) at around 0900 LT Oct 3 at Kaohsiung Harbor, Taiwan, while leaving port. Tanker struck destroyer’s portside transom stern, inflicting deep dent and breach, tanker’s bow also sustained dent and probably, breach. Tanker was detained, for survey and most probably, investigation. According to AIS and EQUASIS, tanker is Vietnamese.
ROCS Tso Ying, formerly USS Kidd, built 1979, acquired by ROC in 2003, displacement 7289, armament missiles, guns, torpedoes, helicopters.

IMRRA, FleetMon’s official Vessel Risk Rating Partner, risk assessed this vessel as having an ‘amber’ risk rating, with a specific risk rating of 40% (29-SEP-17), compared to the fleet average 34.8%. New risk assessment reports can be purchased via FleetMon.
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