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 222 meter long, 37,882 dwt container ship Cape Moreton caught fire while berthed at Manila, Philippines. The fire started in a group of containers containing sodium hydroxide. Local firefighters were dispatched to help contain the blaze. Assisted by Coast Guard vessels, the local firefighters were finally able to extinguish the fire after 9 hours. No reports of injuries. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 146 meter long, 4339 dwt ro-ropassenger ferry Super Shuttle 7 capsized and sank outside the breakwater off Manila, Philippines. The ferry had been docked in the area for repair work when large waves from Typhoon Luis battered the vessel. The ferry was attempting to seek shelter inside the port when it capsized and sank. The 15 crewmen on board were able to abandon ship. Several crew were able to safely swim ashore while some were able to reach a life-raft. Twelve of the 15 crew sustained minor injuries. Authorities inspected the area around the Super Shuttle 7 for any oil pollution. The wreck will most likely be removed as it is a potential navigation hazard.
Correction: The vessel sank was the ro-ro ferry Super Shuttle 7 not the Super Shuttle Roro 7.