Weesam Express 8 Aground
The 85 dwt passenger ship Wessam Express 8 went aground off Lawis Ledge, Cebu, Philippines. The fast craft left Tagbilaran City, Bohol with 208 passengers and 13 crew when it stranded two kilometers from port. Reports state no one was injured, but passengers were kept on board for several hours before rescue craft arrived. The delay for the response is not clear as the Coast Guard had been contacted shortly after the vessel went aground.