Two ships collide at South Harbor Anchorage, Manila


On July 8, 2021, MV Palawan Pearl collided with a foreign dredger BKM 104 in the waters off South Harbor Anchorage in Manila, Philippines.  (Photo: Philippine Coast Guard_

On July 8, 2021, MV Palawan Pearl collided with a foreign dredger BKM 104 in the waters off South Harbor Anchorage in Manila, Philippines. (Photo: Philippine Coast Guard_

Manila, Philippines (AP) —A Philippine freighter and a Cyprus-registered dredger collided at a harbor in Manila Bay early Thursday, leaving no injuries, but the freighter was on the list and half in the busy sea. It sank.

According to Coast Guard officials, it is not immediately clear why the pre-dawn accident occurred near the Baseco coastline in Manila, causing the M / V Parawan Pearl to tilt and submerge in water, damaging the paint on the dredger’s hull. did.

According to the Coast Guard, the dredger BKM 104 was in the country to carry out dredging work for a new airport project in Manila.

The cargo ship had 18 crew members on board, but there were no immediate details about the dredger crew, the Coast Guard said.

Coast Guard officials have surrounded Palawan Pearl with a floating boom to contain a potential oil spill, officials said.

The investigation is underway.

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