The 100 meter long, 8394 dwt freighter Ocean Galaxy went aground off Bataan, Philippines. The Ocean Galaxy was en route to Manila when it became disabled after suffering engine failure. The freighter was able to drop anchor, but the anchor dragged due to the heavy seas. No injuries or damage to the vessel. A salvage tug was requested and arrived on scene.
The 175 meter long, 22183 dwt container ship Prosper collided with the barge Jupiter 333 in Manila Bay near Mariveles, Bataan, Philippines. The Prosper’s bow struck the barge causing it to capsize. The crew on board the Jupiter 333 were forced into the water, but were quickly rescued. No reports of injuires. The Prosper’s bow suffered some damage above the waterline from the collision. The Jupiter 333 was last reported as sunk or partially submerged in 40 meters of water. The Jupiter 333 was carrying 1050 tons of soybeans under the tow of the tug Stargate to Manila from Subic. The Philippine Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.