A U.S. Navy ship has run aground in the Philippines on Thursday. There are luckily no reported injuries, despite the ship carrying a crew of 81 people.
The Navy ship is said to be stuck on the Tubatahain Reef in the Sulu Sea.
According to Yahoo, the ship was heading to its next port of call when it got stuck in the Sulu Sea.
"The ship is currently stuck on the reef, approximately 80 miles east-southeast of Palawan Island," said the statement by the Navy’s Seventh Fleet on Wednesday.
"The crew is currently working to determine the best method of safely extracting the ship."
The Navy ship is said to be carrying a crew that consists of six officers and 75 sailors.
As expected, the grounding of the ship is currently under investigation. While everything continues to remain in a statement of unknowns until the investigation gets further underway, there doesn’t appear to be anything suspicious or foul about the Navy ship grounding.
While initial thoughts may lead some to believe that the ship running aground could have been caused by a fuel leak, there also doesn’t appear to be any damage that would immediately indicate a fuel or oil leak caused the grounding.