Republic of China (R.O.C.) flag fishing vessel YU SHAN NO.168 major marine occurrence initial report
On November 12, 2022, at about 1450 local time (UTC0650), a Republic of China (R.O.C.) flag fishing vessel, YU SHAN NO.168, CT3-5988, collided with a Panama flag general cargo vessel, BUNGO PRINCESS, IMO NO. 9496654, at 1 nautical mile northwest of Keelung islet. After the collision, YU SHAN NO.168 sank, and there were no casualties.
The Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) identified that this event was a very serious marine casualty per the Transportation Occurrence Investigation Act and referencing to the Casualty Investigation Code of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Investigator-In-Charge was assigned, and an investigation team was launched to conduct the investigation.
Further information and progress of the occurrence investigation will be published on the TTSB website.
Vivi Yang, Secretariat Office