Manila: Three ships ran aground off Cebu and Leyte in the middle of the Philippine archipelago this morning.
M/V Our Lady of All Nations, owned by Medallion Transport, ran aground off Bato, Leyte at around 2 a.m., leaving some 90 passengers from Cebu City stranded. Medallion owned the roro M/V Lady of Mt. Carmel, which sank off Masbate in June last year, killing two people.
Elsewhere, around 240 passengers were left stranded after the M/V Joyful Star, owned by Robles Shipping, ran aground in Bantolinao Point in Mactan Island at around 5 a.m.
Another ship, M/V Subic Bay 1 carrying 62 people, was also reported to have run aground in Bantolinao Point.
No one was reported injured in the three incidents. The ships are waiting for the high tide to move on. [16/01/14]