On June 15, the 107 meter long, 7200 dwt cargo vessel Ocean 03 ran aground at the entrance to the port of Legazpi City, Philippines. The Ocean 03 was doing a maneuver en route into Albay Gulf when it ran aground some 900 yards off the entrance and struck a coral reef. The vessel was later pulled free and proceeded to a nearby anchorage. No reports of injuries to the 21 crew and no oil pollution was released. Authorities stated some 2,000 square meters of coral reef was damaged and the vessel was detained while an investigation continued into the incident.
- Vietnamese Freighter Grounds off Albay Coral Reef (marinelink.com)