Ro-pax forced ashore

A Philippines inter-island ferry ran aground in typhoon Glenda on Wednesday.

The country’s coast guard said the 6,100-gt Super Shuttle Roro 5 (built 1982) was forced ashore off Batangas City.

The Asian Marine Transport Corp vessel was taking shelter in Batangas Bay at the time.

It was not carrying passengers.

A tug was being brought in to free the ship.