On December 26, 2021, the 143 meter long, 12774 dwt container ship Asiatic Sun allided with the pier at Taichung Port, Taiwan. The Asiatic Sun was attempting to berth at Taichung after a voyage from Taipei when its bow struck the pier. The bow of the Asiatic Sun was heavily damaged. Some 7 meters of the pier was damaged or destroyed by the allision.
No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Maritime Port Bureau and the Ministry of Transport have launched an investigation into the incident. Reports state there were strong winds in the area at the time.