Passengers stranded at Cebu Port

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Monday, January 13, 2014

MANILA – A total of 225 shipping passengers are currently stranded along Cebu Port in Cebu City on Monday due to the continuous rough sea condition affecting the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

Commander Armando Balilo, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Public Affairs chief said that sea travel are temporarily suspended in Cebu and nearby provinces in Visayas and Mindanao regions since several coastal towns are currently experiencing big waves and strong due the low pressure area (LPA).

He said that though there is no typhoon warning signal, a gale warning was hoisted by the state weather bureau over the provinces affected by LPA. The Northeast Monsoon and easterly winds also caused the sea condition along the eastern seaboard of the country to be rough.

Balilo said that they agency advised all fishermen along those areas to temporarily postponed their fishing ventures until the sea and weather condition improves.

Balilo also said warned fishermen in the areas not directly affected by the weather disturbance to exercise extra diligence in sailing and to monitor weather development as sea condition will be rough, and to always wear safety gear while at sea

He added that the PCG continuous to monitor the situation in Mindanao currently being affected by continuous rain and flash floods, still due to the effects of the LPA. (Sunnex)

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