A foreign cargo vessel ran aground at an island on Biliran Thursday night, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Friday.

In its 6 p.m. report, the NDRRMC said the vessel – MV Unicorn Lodger of Wisdom Lines – ran aground at Sambauan Island in Maripipi town in Biliran at 8 p.m. last June 13.

The NDRRMC said the Coast Guard checked the area Friday morning for signs of an oil spill and found none.

A further check showed the ship’s crew included 18 Vietnamese, including:

Captain Nguyen Anh Tuan, 41
Chief Mate Pham Son Ha, 46
Second Mate Bui Dinh Hai, 33
Third Mate Phan Huu Chien, 28
Chief Engineer Nguyen Van Tinh, 42
First Engineer Nguyen Huu Trang, 34
Second Engineer Nguyen Van Minhi, 29
Third Engineer Bui Van Dung, 31
Phan Van Tieng, 58
Bui Van Tung, 26
Nguyen Trung Duc, 26
Pham Anh, 26
Nguyen Sy Thang, 29
Nguyen Van Viet, 22
Ta Huu Phang, 44
Pham Duy Huong, 26
Le Van Nhan, 25
Chief cook Dinh Duy Thin, 34

The Coast Guard, local government and local police in Maripipi held an investigation and inspection of the site.

A Coast Guard team went to the site for further investigation, the NDRRMC added. — ELR, GMA News

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