The Philippines Coast Guard received a report informing of the grounding in the area. After investigation, it was concluded that while 'LCT Islander-10' with 21 crew onboard, encountered big waves and strong current, which led to its grounding.

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The investigation also found three holes in its hull. As a result, the investigation team Vessel Safety Enforcement Inspection to monitor any signs of oil spill within the area.

A team composed of Philippines Coast Guard together with Special Operations Force and Marine Environmental Protection Unit in Butuan is currently in the area to conduct further investigation and inspection. However, due to inclement weather, joint team decided to temporarily terminate the operation.