The Philippine Navy said merchant tracker Tasco, with Filipino and Ukranian crew, collided with BRP Tarlac while the naval ship was anchored 1,000 yards south of Ensign Majini Pier at Naval Station Romulo Espaldon at around 7:46 p.m.
Rear Admiral Jorge Amba, commander of Naval Forces Western Mindanao, said no one was hurt among the crew members, but the naval vessel sustained a minor damage in the right forward bulwark and side ramp.
Philippine Coast Guard Zamboanga Station commander, Lt. Junior Grade Jimmy Berbo, said guardsmen have been sent to the area to investigate.
The merchant tracker, meanwhile, was prevented from leaving pending the investigation.
The tanker was headed to Bintulo, Malaysia when the incident happened.
SOURCES: MSN News//DVM/ALG, GMA News