The 98 meter long, 6869 dwt freighter Han Splendour sank near Batan Island, Philippines. The vessel had suffered uncontrolled water ingress flooding the hull. The 17 crew on board abandoned ship and entered the vessel’s lifeboat. The vessel’s EPIRB distress signal was received by a South Korean patrol plane. The plane proceeded to the scene where it spotted the vessel. Other nearby vessels to assist in the rescue effort while vessels from the Philippine Coast Guard and a South Korean patrol boat headed to the scene. Reports state the 17 men were later rescued and were being taken to Seogwipo Hang. No reports of injuries.