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Japanese freighter Sun Spirits sank off eastern coast of Philippines’s province Catanduanes on the night of Jan 22. Vessel issued distress signal on Jan 21, reporting growing list, en route from province Leyte port to China with cargo of iron ore, so it looks like shifting of the cargo again, either because of rough weather, or because of high moisture of the ore. Crew of 12 Indonesians and two Koreans rescued by Philippines freighter and fishing vessel.
General cargo vessel Sun Spirits IMO 9416953, dwt 10903, built 2007, flag Panama, manager Noma Shipping Co., Japan.
Freighter Seaford 2 sank on the night of Jan 22 off the coast of central Philippines province Antique en route to Antique port, loaded with cement sacks. Vessel got a hole after collision with underwater object. 18 crew was rescued by local fishermen. Photo of sinking m/v Seaford 2.
General cargo vessel Seaford 2 IMO 8332227, dwt 1100, built 1976, flag Philippines, manager Trans Olango Shipping Corp., Manila.