Collision of Taiwan flag tugboat "TIPM NO.13302" and ro-ro passenger ship "NEW TAI MA" Major Marine Occurrence
On 25th August 2023, at about 0956 local time, a Taiwan flag tugboat, TIPM No. 13302 (Official No. 012336), collided with a Taiwan flag ro-ro passenger ship, NEW TAI MA (IMO No. 9939709), while the TIPM No. 13302 assisted the NEW TAI MA during outbound operation in Fuao port, Lienchiang County. The occurrence caused the TIPM No. 13302 portside flooded, and then sank.