The 16 ton wooden-hulled ferry M/L Sulna Express went aground in the Manalik Channel near Tawi-Tawi, Philippines. The vessel was en route to Bongao when it was pushed off course due to strong current and high winds. The 20 passengers and five crew were later rescued by another vessel who was dispatched by the Philippine Coast Guard. Reports state the vessel was only permitted to carry cargo only. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
- 25 people rescued from vessel that ran aground in Tawi-Tawi (mindanews.com)