After the "Lite Ferry 26" was rescued a few kilometers southeast of Mandaue City in the afternoon of Oct 20, the ship was banned from sailing by the Philippine Coast Guard in Cebu (PCG) until further notice. The LCT was bound for Tubigon town in Bohol, located 52 kilometers southeast of Cebu City, from Ouano Wharf in Mandaue City. But one hour after its scheduled departure, the PCG received reports from its crew, asking to be rescued as seawater had entered the vessel. It was safely pulled back by two tugs from Lite Shipping Corporation a few minutes after the alert from its position 15 kilometers southeast from the coast of Mandaue City. It arrived at the Ouano Wharf at 10:26 p.m. and will remain docked there until authorities have released it. All 14 passengers and crew were safe. The shipping company refunded the passengers and provided food and transportation money to them when they disembarked from the vessel. The captain, in accordance with rules and regulations from Marina, will have to file a marine protest before Marina because the latter is the one who will grant them clearance to set sail again. They will have to prove before Marina why their ship is suited to resume its operations after what happened. The extent of damage was still being determined on Oct 21.