ROYAL 16 grounded on reefs
General cargo vessel ROYAL 16 ran aground on Dec 13 near Legazpi, southeast Luzon, Philippines, caught in storm Nana. Vessel was anchored, anchor dragged, vessel drifted aground some 50 meters from coast in coral reefs area in Polique Bay off Barangay. Authorities fear damages to reefs. Vessel’s damages yet unknown, but according to available data, ROYAL 16 suffered damages, probably serious.