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  Korean ship flounders in Manila Bay, Crew rescued

    samedi 29 novembre 2008


By Kristine L. Alave

First Posted 18:10:00 11/29/2008

MANILA, Philippines — A Korean cargo vessel sprang a leak and listed badly on one side off Corregidor Island early Saturday, forcing its 17-member crew that included two Filipinos to abandon ship, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

According to a Coast Guard report, the M/V S-1 Sky, owned by IBK Capitol, was on its way to Indonesia from Manila when it floundered 30 nautical miles west of La Monja Island, off Bataan province.

The Coast Guard said the cargo vessel was “listing badly to starboard,” forcing its crew to abandon ship at around 3 a.m.

The Coast Guard said all the crew members — seven Koreans, eight Burmese, and two Filipinos — were rescued by nearby vessels who rushed to the stricken ship’s aid.

The crew was sent to the Manila International Container Port by a Singaporean ship for medical check-up.

The vessel is now adrift in the waters off Bataan province and the Coast Guard said it has sent teams to check on any possible oil spill and to tow the vessel so it does not pose any danger to other vessels.

Voir en ligne : Philippine Daily Inquirer