The 260 dwt passenger ferry Pope John Paul II collided with the freighter RKK 2 in the Mactan Channel off Cebu, Philippines. The ferry had struck the side of the freighter after attempting to avoid an oncoming ship. The Pope John Paul II had slowed down too much and was pulled by the strong current into the RKK which was anchored a short distance of a nearby pier. No reports of injuries to the 742 passengers or 189 crew on board. The RKK 2 suffered minor damage to its side railings The Pope John Paul II was allow to proceed on its voyage to Cagayan de Oro. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
- Ship named Pope John Paul II in minor collision with cargo vessel on Mactan Channel (newsinfo.inquirer.net)