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PCG: Nearly 7,000 passengers stranded in ports due to ‘Nona’

Rosette Adel (Philstar.com) - December 14, 2015 - 12:41am

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Monday afternoon reported that the number of passengers stranded in various ports nationwide rose due to bad weather triggered by Typhoon “Nona” (international name Melor).

PCG said the number of stranded passengers jumped from 3,997 on 4 p.m. Sunday to 6,795 as of 12 noon on Monday.

Aside from passengers, there were also vehicles stranded including 75 vessels, 17 motor bancas and 466 rolling cargoes.

PCG advised its units to ensure strict implementation of Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard Memorandum Circular 02-13 otherwise known as the Guidelines on Movement of Vessels during Heavy Weather.

Here are the list of stranded passengers and sea vehicles per area on Dec. 14, 2015:

Coast Guard District Bicol

  • Albay – 282 passengers, 28 rolling cargoes

  • Sorsogon – 630 passengers, 135 rolling cargoes

  • Catanduanes – 8 passengers, 4 rolling cargoes

  • Masbate – 25 passengers, 9 vessels, 21 rolling cargoes

Coast Guard District National Capital Region–Central Luzon

  • Manila – 2,266 passengers, one vessel

Coast Guard District Central Visayas

  • Cebu – 413 passengers, 28 vessels, 5 motor bancas, 14 rolling cargoes
  • Tagbilaran – 5 vessels

Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog

  • Batangas – 1,125 passengers, 20 vessels, 123 rolling cargoes

  • Oriental Mindoro – 1,772 passengers, 3 vessels, 105 rolling cargoes

  • Occidental Mindoro – 3 motor bancas, 10 rolling cargoes

  • Southern Quezon – 131 passengers, 2 vessels, 1 motor banca, 18 rolling cargoes

  • Northern Quezon – 69 passengers, 4 motor bancas

  • Romblon – 68 passengers, 6 vessels, 8 rolling cargoes

Coast Guard District Northeastern Luzon

  • Appari – 6 passengers, 1 vessel, 4 motor bancas

ACIRC CARGOES CENTRAL LUZON COAST COAST GUARD DISTRICT BICOL COAST GUARD DISTRICT CENTRAL VISAYAS COAST GUARD DISTRICT NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION PASSENGERS ROLLING STRONG VESSELS
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