The 112 meter long, 10903 dwt freighter Sun Spirits sank off the coast near Binorong Point, Cantanduanes, Philippines. The freighter had developed a list when its cargo of 9,900 metric tons of iron ore shifted in heavy seas. The vessel sent out a distress call which Philippine Coast Guard and Navy dispatched vessels and helicopters. The crew of 14 from the Sun Spirits abandoned ship into the lifeboats. The nearby freighter Oriental Xanadu rescued 11 crew off Rapu-rapu Island. A fishing boat rescued another 3 crew then brought the crew to the Coast Guard. No reports of injuries.