Ship damages Manila North Harbor’s Pier 2

MV Photo from Philippine Coast Guard
MV Ocean Abundance rammed into Pier 2 of Manila North Harbor |Photo from Philippine Coast Guard

A vessel of domestic carrier Oceanic Container Lines, Inc. accidentally rammed into Pier 2 of Manila North Harbor, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

The accident damaged a 5- to 10-meter area of the pier.

Manila North Harbour Port Inc. general manager Romero Salvador told PortCalls the “effect is minimal” and “all parties are working closely to resolve the issue.”

Engine malfunction caused the incident involving MV Ocean Abundance, a cargo vessel with 5,593 gross tonnage, at 3:10 a.m. on August 10, the PCG said in a statement, citing the ship’s crew.

Despite damages to the vessel’s bow, there was no oil spill in the area, according to initial reports.