Vessels runs aground off Coron, Palawan; crew members safe
MANILA, Philippines — A ship ran aground on Thursday off Coron Island in Palawan, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.
The PCG said LCT (landing craft tank) Lady Alina ran aground at around 3:30 pm.
“Based on the initial investigation, the landing craft tank ran aground due to a miscalculation of duty lookout caused by zero visibility,” the PCG said in a statement.
The master of LCT Lady Alina said he and 16 other crew members are safe.
“He also shared that they plan to maneuver during high tide tomorrow, 15 September 2023,” the PCG said, referring to the ship’s master.
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard Station Coron and Marine Environmental Protection Unit found no oil spill after the incident.