The 232 meter long, 43093 dwt freighter Taroko collided with the 997 ton freighter Te Hsing off Penghu Islands, Taiwan. The Te Hsing was heading to Kinmen Island from Kaohsiung when it was struck by the Taroko during the night. Of the 13 men on board the Te Hsing, two men were killed with another crewman and the master reported missing. The condition of the Te Hsing was not reported. No one on the Taroko was injured in the collision. The Taroko was headed for Taichung, Taiwan from Hong Kong. The cause of the collision is under investigation.