A CONTAINERSHIP caused a quay crane to collapse at the Port of Kaohsiung on Thursday after making contact with the crane.

Local media reports the ship involved is OOCL Durban, a 316-metre, Panama-flagged containership with a capacity of 8476 TEU.

Local media reports that one person was slightly injured in the incident and two people were trapped but later freed.

Videos of the incident show people running from the collapsing crane, which knocks over a nearby container stack.