In an update of the incident of “Lady Alina” the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported that in the early hours of the morning today, the LCT (landing craft tank) successfully maneuvered away from the shallow waters off Coron Island near Cadis Point in Palawan.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) team inspected the incident area for possible traces of oil spill and yielded a negative result.
The concerned landing craft tank remains temporarily anchored in the vicinity waters off Coron Island while the PCG, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) conduct an area assessment.
The ship LCT (landing craft tank) went aground on Thursday, September 14, off Coron Island in Palawan, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) responded to a maritime incident at 03:30 hours PM local time involving the LCT “Lady Alina” that ran aground in the vicinity waters off Coron Island near Cadis Point in Palawan, Philippines.
“Based on the initial investigation, the landing craft tank ran aground due to a miscalculation of duty lookout caused by zero visibility,” the PCG said in a statement.
The crew also said the reef did not appear on their GPS.
The Coast Guard Station Coron and Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU) personnel immediately conducted an oil spill assessment and yielded a negative result.
The master of LCT “Lady Alina” said he and 16 other crew members are in good physical condition and remain on board.
He also shared that they plan to maneuver during high tide, 15 September 2023, the PCG said, referring to the ship’s master.
As it was reported yesterday, the Philippine´s Coast Guard team continues to monitor the vessel for further assistance.