Ferry Fast Cat M11 ran aground off Tubigon Port in Philippines

Ferry Fast Cat M11The ferry Fast Cat M11 ran aground on 5 nautical miles off Tubigon Port in Bohol, Philippines. The ship was bound to Cebu with passengers on board, but was ordered by Coast Guardto return Tubigon for safety inspection. The vessel maneuvered to return the port, but left the fairway and hardly stuck into a sandy shallow near Ubay Island. The crew was unable to refloat the ferry and reported the accident to the local authorities and Coast Guard. At the scene was dispatched salvage tug, which towed the ferry Fast Cat M11 to safe depth during the high tide. All the passengers on board were safe without injuries. The ferry was towed to Tubigon Port, where will be repaired and inspection.

There was no reported damages and oil leaks during the accident. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the accident. It is unclear if the ship had technical failure, which caused grounding or the crew left the shipping way by mistake. After short inspection, the ferry was released the returned in service, heading to Cebu.

The ferry Fast Cat M11 (IMO: 9768473) has overall length of 50.65 m, moulded beam of 18.00 m and maximum draft of 2.50 m. The deadweight of the ship is 300 DWT and the gross tonnage is 698 GRT. The ferry was built in 2015 and operating under the flag of Philippines.