The general cargo ship Euro Uno ran aground at Misamis beach in northern Mindanao, Philippines. The vessel was approaching Plaridel port, loaded with foods, but was pushed by the heavy seas and strong winds outside the fairway into a sand/mud shallow. The vessel hardly stuck and was not able to refloat, as the low tide additionally worsen the situation. There were no reported breaches and water ingress, but the ship’s stability is questionable. The accident was reported to the local authorities and non-essential crew were evacuated. The salvage operations is under way, but the ship is still stuck at the Misamis beach.
Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution. There is no report about underwater breaches and water ingress into the cargo vessel. The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the grounding.
The general cargo ship Euro Uno (IMO: 8332265) has deadweight of 420 DWT and gross tonnage of 199 GRT. The ship was built in 1977 by Yoshida Shipbuilding Kogyo in the shipyard in Arida, Japan. The general cargo ship Euro Uno is owned and managed by local company Villa Shipping Lines.