Gang Tai Tai Zhou
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.