The tug Phil Pasig capsized and sank near Luzon, Philippines. The tug was towing a barge to Batangas when it was struck by a storm. The storm pushed the Phil Pasig off course and went aground. The next day the tug Alphard arrived on scene to begin salvage operations on the Phil Pasig. The Alphard was able to refloat the Pasig and took the tug under tow when a large wave struck. The wave overturned the Phil Pasig leaving just a portion of the hull above water. The five crew on board found themselves trapped inside the overturn tug. Four crew managed to escape and reach the surface. They were quickly rescued and later taken to hospital. The body of the crewman who perished was also recovered. No pollution was reported.