The 1517 dwt passenger ferry Trans-Asia 9 went aground at Lawis Ledge near Talisay City, Philippines. The Trans-Asia 9 loaded with 364 passengers and 72 crew was en route to Cebu City from Cagayan de Oro when it went aground while trying to avoid a collision with another vessel . The vessel was able to refloat itself on the high tide and proceeded to Cebu City. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Philippine Coast Guard was notified and has detained the vessel until it can inspected for any hull damage. Reports state the mate was at the helm at the time and made a navigation error resulting in the grounding.
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