The cargo ship Sportivo collided with the cargo vessel Jehan in the Iloilo Strait, Philippines. The Sportivo, loaded with 28,000 sacks of fertilizer bound for Palawan, had dropped anchor in the Iloilo Strait due to the bad conditions brought on by tropical depression Lingling. A few hours later the Sportivo attempted to continue its voyage and lifted anchor. However, the vessel suffered engine problems and began to drift. The heavy seas and strong winds pushed the Sportivo until it struck the MV Jehan. The Sportivo hull was holed and suffered uncontrolled water ingress. The 29 crew on the Sportivo abandoned ship and were safely rescued a short time later. The Sportivo sank with 12,000 litres of bunker fuel on board. An oil sheen was reported where the vessel sank. The Philippine Coast Guard has dispatched an unit to the scene to help contain the pollution.
- Cargo ships sinks at Iloilo port; all 29 crewmen rescued (newsinfo.inquirer.net)