Hundreds of passengers and vehicles are stranded in port areas nationwide due to the bad weather caused by tropical storm "Urduja." STAR/File

LIST: Passengers, sea vehicles stranded due to Tropical Storm Urduja
(philstar.com) - December 16, 2017 - 5:31am

MANILA, Philippines — At least 11,000 passengers were stranded Saturday in some of the country’s ports amid risks posed by sea travel due to Tropical Storm Urduja, according to the Philippine Coast Guard.

As of 4 a.m., a total of 11,101 passengers, 52 vessels, 1,322 rolling cargoes and 33 motor bancas were barred from traveling amid rough seas as "Urduja" approaches the country, the PCG said in a statement.

In its 11 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration tracked the center of "Urduja" at 75 kilometers north northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, or 120 km east southeast of Catarman, Northern Samar as of 10 a.m.

Urduja is expected to make a landfall on Saturday afternoon.

The tropical storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 80 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 110 kph.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 2 has been raised over Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate (including Burias and Ticao islands) and Romblon. The same weather warning was also issued over Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Aklan, Capiz and Northen Iloilo.

Meanwhile, Southern Quezon, Mindoro, Marinduque, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Cuyo Islands, and Calamian Group of Islands has been placed under storm signal no. 1.

Antique, Rest of Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Northern Negros Oriental, Cebu, Northern Bohol and Southern Leyte were also under signal no. 1.

“All PCG units were advised to ensure strict implementation of HPCG Memorandum Circular Number 02-13 (Guidelines on Movement of Vessels during Heavy Weather),” the PCG said.

READ: Urduja slightly accelerates, to make landfall Saturday afternoon | Domestic flights canceled due to ‘Urduja’

Here is a breakdown of the number of stranded passengers and sea vehicles in ports across the country:

National Capital Region - Central Luzon

Port of Manila
Passengers - 2,756
Vessels - 2

Eastern Visayas

Port of Ormoc
Vessels - 8
Motor banca - 1

Port of Isabel
Vessels - 1

Port of Bato
Passengers – 43

Port of Liloan
Passengers - 170
Rolling cargoes - 51
Vessels - 2

Port of San Ricardo
Passengers - 60
Rolling cargoes – 5

Port of Dapdap
Passengers - 95
Rolling cargoes - 4

Port of Looc
Passengers - 285
Rolling cargoes - 81

Port of San Isidro
Passengers - 187
Rolling cargoes - 43

Port of Jubasan
Passengers - 1,230
Rolling cargoes - 182

Bicol

Port of Tabaco 
Passengers - 320
Rolling cargoes – 38

Port of Piodura
Passengers - 292
Rolling cargoes – 36

Port of Bulan
Passengers - 38

Port of Pilar
Passengers - 102
Rolling cargoes - 10
Motor bancas – 3

Port of Matnog
Passengers - 3,384
Rolling cargoes – 416

Port of Virac
Passengers - 12
Rolling cargoes – 6

Port of San Andres
Rolling cargoes - 2

Port of Bapor
Rolling cargoes - 23
Vessels - 9
Motor bancas - 3

Port of Cawayan
Rolling cargoes - 2

Port of San Pascual
Vessels - 9
Motor bancas - 13

Port of Pasacao
Passengers - 36

Western Visayas

Port of Dapdap
Motor bancas - 1

Port of RJL
Passengers - 9
Rolling cargoes - 1

Port of Estancia Feeder
Vessel - 1

Port of Bancal
Vessel - 1

Port of San Pedro
Passengers - 37
Rolling cargoes - 1

Caticlan Jetty Port
Passengers - 170

Cagban Jetty Port
Passengers - 35

Southern Tagalog

Port of Batangas
Passengers - 241
Rolling cargoes - 64
Vessels - 3

Port of Calapan
Passengers - 1091
Rolling cargoes - 270

Port of Poctoy
Passengers - 119
Rolling cargoes - 21

Port of Lucena
Passengers - 360
Rolling cargoes - 46
Vessels - 1

Port of Mogpog
Passengers - 11
Rolling cargoes - 13
Vessels - 8
Motor bancas - 11

Southern Visayas

Port of Sagay
Passengers - 18
Rolling cargoes - 9

Port of Cadiz
Motor bancas – 1

Port of Barcelona
Vessels - 5

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