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 unfinished 368 meter long, 153500 gt container ship YM Wind allided with the quay at Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The YM Wind broke its mooring and went adrift as the super typhoon Meranti struck the area. With winds reaching 230 miles per hour, the YM Wind was swept across the harbour and struck the quay damaging its hull. The quay sustained damage with two cranes damaged and another two cranes toppled by the YM Wind’s superstructure. No reports of injuries as no one was on board the boxship at the time. Three tugs were dispatched to secure the YM Wind against the quay before it ran aground or caused more damage. No reports of pollution released. Reports state estimates to repair the container terminal may take up to a year to repair.