Saturday, July 23, 2005

Two Ships Collide Near Manila Bay

Two ships collided off the coast of Corregidor Island, the Philippines, Thursday, according to initial reports reaching the Philippine Coast Guard. There was no immediate report of casualties or damage after the MV Express 2 and Arowana barge collided at around 7:25 a.m., eight nautical miles off Corregidor Island, which is located in the Manila Bay. Coast Guard spokesman Armand Balilo told a local radio that they are investigating the cause of the collision. Navy spokesman Captain Geronimo Malabanan told reporters that two Navy ships were sent to the accident site for search and rescue operations.

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