The motor vessel Double Prosperity went aground at Bakud Reef, Kiamba, Philippines. The vessel loaded with 65,900 metric tons of coal had left Australia bound for India when it struck the reef. The Double Prosperity suffered hull damage with a small hole near the port forepeak. Reports state the majority of the vessel rests on the reef and will be difficult to refloat. There are additional concerns that oil or coal pollution will be released onto the reef. Initial probe into the incident has identified the cause of the accident as human error.
Update: Reports of an oil slick have been confirmed. An underwater inspection found that the bunker tanks holding the fuel are leaking. No reports on what steps are being done to limit the environmental impact to the reef and surrounding waters.