On September 15, the 89 meter long, 3584 dwt cargo vessel Princess Vanessa ran aground in Manila Bay near Tanza, Philippines. The cargo vessel had been at anchor when strong winds from Typhoon Mangkhut caused the anchor to drag. Reports state the cargo vessel went ashore just off the beach at Tanza. No further details were reported.
On October 18, the 30 meter long, 266 gt tugboat Manyplus 1 with its barge AZ Shanghai ran aground in Manila, Philippines. The tugboat and barge had been at anchorage for two days after arriving from Indonesia with 7,500 tons of coal when Typhoon Lando struck the Philippines. Strong winds from the typhoon caused the anchors to drag and both vessels were blown ashore. The 10 crew on the Manyplus 1 were safely rescued. No reports of pollution released.
The 138 meter long, 2593 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Mary The Queen ran aground in Manila Bay, Philippines. The ferry had been at anchor and was undergoing repairs when it was blown ashore a short distance from the tugboat Manyplus 1. No reports of injuries.
The 45 foot long fishing vessel Dan Israel sank after being struck by a cargo vessel off El Fraile Island in Manila Bay, Philippines. The wooden hull fishing vessel quickly broke-up and sank. The crew of the Dan Israel were thrown into the water. Twelve crew were able either to swim ashore or were rescued from the water. Many suffered from dehydration and exhaustion. One crewman perished and another 10 men were still reported missing. The survivors were unable to identify the cargo ship that struck. The Coast Guard has launched a search and rescue operation for the missing men. Authorities are looking for a large blue container ship which was in the area. Reports state both vessels had lights and radar which should have prevented the collision.
- Search Underway After Fatal High Seas Hit-n-Run (gcaptain.com)
- Caught on camera: Sinking cargo ship crewman airlifted to safety (thisismoney.co.uk)