The 112 meter long, 8725 dwt freighter Unicorn Logger went aground in the Sambawan Islet off Maripipi Island, Philippines. The vessel was proceeding to Japan from Malaysia with 836 tons of lumber when a fishing vessel cross its path causing the Unicorn Logger to veer off course and go aground onto a coral reef. No reports of injuries to the 18 crew on board. The Philippine Coast Guard has dispatched a team to assess to the situation. Reports state the Unicorn Logger rests on some 270 square meters of coral reef. Reports states local government was studying the possibility of seeking damages for the destruction of coral reefs.
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