The MT Shirley Ann was stranded after its engine quit and rough seas and strong winds pushed it onto a marine sanctuary, the Philippine Inquirer.net reported.
No one was injured and there were no reports of an oil spill, authorities said. Another boat was to wait for a higher tide and try to tow the Shirley Ann off the reef late Monday.
Many residents in the area depend on the reef for their livelihoods, the Inquirer said.
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