On February 2, the 190 meter long bulk carrier Alam Manis ran aground on Cargados Carajos Shoals off the northeast end of Mauritius. The bulk carrier was headed to Pipava from Richards Bay when it ran aground. Reports state that a salvage company has been contracted to refloat the bulk carrier. No further details reported.
The 190 meter long, 55,652 dwt bulk carrier Alam Manis ran aground off Santa Lucia near Candon City, Luzon, Philippines. The Alam Manis was en route with 53,795 tonnes of nickel ore to Surigao when it was struck by several large waves and suffered a cargo shift in its cargo holds No. 1 and 2. Suffering a 14 degree list to starboard, the Alam Manis headed to the nearest port of refuge. A tugboat was requested and arrived on scene. The tug was escorting the Alam Manis to San Fernando when the list increased. The 21 crew on the Alam Manis were evacuated and safely transfered to the tug. The chief mate of the Alam Manis suffered a heart attack. and perished. The Alam Manis was blown ashore and grounded some 300 yards off shore. No reports of pollution released. Reports state the bulker cargo will be stabilized and lightered before it will be refloated and towed to a shipyard.