The 230 dwt tanker Alvin went aground near Coron, Palawan, Philippines. The double-hulled Alvin was loaded with 256,000 liters of diesel fuel when it grounded near the Coron Pier. No reports of injuries and no pollution was released. Authorities have placed booms around the vessel as a precautionary measure. A tug has been requested to refloat the tanker.
The 59 meter long, 1127 dwt chemical tanker Glenn Australia went aground off Busunga Island, Palawan, Philippines. The Glenn Australia was en route to Singapore with 1000 tons of palm oil from Bintulu. No reports of injuries to the eight crew on board, damage or pollution released.
The 96 gt wooden passenger and general cargo vessel Josille II sank off Pagawanin Island, Palawan, Philippines. The vessel had departed from Liminancong bound for El Nido with 47 passengers and 12 crew on board. Conditions in the area were bad as a storm was approaching from the southwest. The Philippine Coast Guard had issued gale warnings which were ignored by the master of the Josille II. Three hours later the master of the Josille II wished he had stayed in port. The storm had intensified creating large waves which battered the seams of the vessel until they leaked. Quickly the vessel flooded until it sank sending all on board into the water. When reports of the sinking reach the authorities, they launched a search and rescue operation. Ships from the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Navy and local fishermen were able rescue 54 people from the water. Unfortunately, another five people had drown and their bodies were later recovered.