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MV Fast Cat M6 runs aground off Dumaguete City

Ship runs aground off Dumaguete City
Franco Jose C. Baroña June 22, 2022

A cargo ship ran aground off Dumaguete City on Wednesday afternoon, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported.

The PCG said MV Fast Cat M6 encountered strong winds and big waves causing it to run aground off Pantawan, Rizal Boulevard. The starboard side of the hull was also damaged.

The PCG Station Dumaguete and Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU)-Negros Oriental immediately coordinated with MTug Ankiesha to conduct towing operations.

It was confirmed that the 18 crew members, including the master of the vessel, were all safe and in good physical condition after the successful towing of the vessel to the Port of Dumaguete for further monitoring.

The PCG further reported that the vessel had no passengers on board when the maritime incident occurred.

Based on the initial assessment of MEPU-Negros Oriental, there were no traces of oil spill in the area. The PCG said an underwater inspection will be conducted to check the condition of the vessel.