The 241 meter long, 44,585 dwt container ship Gang Tai Tai Zhou ran ashore on the southern end of Kinmen Island, Taiwan. The Gang Tai Tai Zhou had been at anchor attempting to ride out typhoon Meranti, but the strong winds and heavy seas caused the anchor to drag. Unable to stop the drifting, the boxship was blown hard aground onto the rocks off Kinmen Island. The Gang Tai Tai Zhou sustained severe hull damage with multiple breaches below the waterline including several fuel tanks. No reports of injuries. Authorities placed boom around the container ship, but some heavy fuel oil had already washed ashore.
The 1500 ton container vessel Chien Chang collided in dense fog with a 2,000 ton freighter near Kinmen Island, China. The Chien Chang suffered damage to its bow with a hole above the waterline. No reports of injuries on either vessel. The crew of 12 from the freighter had abandoned ship and were picked up by a rescue ship. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.