The passenger ship Jadestar went aground off Basilian near Tabiawan, Philippines. The Jadestar was en route to Zamboanga with 63 passengers and crew when it grounded in shallow water only a hundred meters off shore. The vessel requested assistance from the Philippine authorities who dispatched small military boats to the scene. The boats were able to bring passengers and cargo ashore. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution. Reports state there was some panic among the passengers when the vessel’s engines stopped and conditions worsened.
- 63 passengers, crew of distressed vessel off Basilan rescued (newsinfo.inquirer.net)