The 493 dwt freighter Jeric Jay went aground on Nato Port, Carmarines Sur, Philippines. The vessel was at anchor when large waves and a strong current pulled the vessel into shallow water. The Coast Guard detachment was sent to the scene who secured the Jeric Jay to prevent further damage.
The 24 meter long passenger vessel Yarra Empress went aground on the Yarra River near Herring Island, Melbourne, Australia. The Yarra Empress was on a scheduled voyage with 32 passengers when it became stuck. A tug was called and the vessel was freed later that day. There were no injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 18 meter long, 48 ton trawler Philip V went aground near the mouth of the Waiapu River, Gisborne, New Zealand. The Philip V rests high and dry listing 30 degrees. The trawler will require the assistance of a tug to be refloated on the next high tide. The two crew men were uninjured and no signs of damage to the vessel. Authorities have booms and absorption pads on site in case any fuel spill.