The cargo ship Sportivo collided with the cargo vessel Jehan in the Iloilo Strait, Philippines. The Sportivo, loaded with 28,000 sacks of fertilizer bound for Palawan, had dropped anchor in the Iloilo Strait due to the bad conditions brought on by tropical depression Lingling. A few hours later the Sportivo attempted to continue its voyage and lifted anchor. However, the vessel suffered engine problems and began to drift. The heavy seas and strong winds pushed the Sportivo until it struck the MV Jehan. The Sportivo hull was holed and suffered uncontrolled water ingress. The 29 crew on the Sportivo abandoned ship and were safely rescued a short time later. The Sportivo sank with 12,000 litres of bunker fuel on board. An oil sheen was reported where the vessel sank. The Philippine Coast Guard has dispatched an unit to the scene to help contain the pollution.
The 146 meter long, 12985 dwt container ship Capitaine Tasman went aground near the entrance to the harbour at Suva, Fiji. The Capitaine Tasman had been at anchor as a cyclone passed over the island. The container ship’s anchors began to drag until the vessel had run aground. No reports of injuries. Reports state the Capitaine Tasman continued to be pounded by the rough seas causing some water ingress. No further details reported.
The 480 dwt fishing vessel Shun King 8 and the fishing trawler Takuo sank when a tropical cyclone struck Tongatapu, Tonga. The Shun King 8 was at anchor off Nuku’alofa with three crew on board when its anchor line broke during the storm. The vessel drifted in the rough seas until the waves capsized the vessel. The three crew had requested assistance and two police officers swam out to the sinking vessel. The officers helped the three crew into a life raft and swam back to shore guiding the life raft. No reports of injuries.
The government owned fishing vessel Takuo was reported sunk. No details to if any one was on board at the time. The cyclone reported winds gusting to 100 kph with waves heights reaching 4 meters.