The 190 meter long, 52421 dwt bulk carrier Goldeneye sustained hull damage while berthed at Garcia Hernandez, Bohol, Philippines. The bulk carrier, loaded with limestone, was moored when tropical storm Quennie sent the vessel against its berth. Waves pushed the Goldeneye onto a berthing dolphin, a fixed structure extending above the water. The vessel sustained multiple scrapes before it’s hull punctured three times in the vessel’s ballast tanks. The storm continued to slam against Goldeneye until it was pushed onto the top of a berthing dolphin.
Reports state authorities are concern of potential pollution release with Typhoon Ruby approaching. The Goldeneye has some 300 tons of bunker fuel on board. Authorities have asked the crew secure the vessel and to offload the fuel. No reports of injuries or pollution released.