• Stranded seagoing passengers now at 3,093 – PCG


    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Friday said that a total of 3,093 passengers are now stranded in various ports nationwide due to the adverse weather conditions spawned by super typhoon “Yolanda.”

    According to PCG spokesman Commander Armand Balilo, the stranded passengers are in ports in Central and Western Visayas, Southern Tagalog and Mindanao.

    Balilo said that the PCG is now coordinating with the Philippine Port Authority to attend to the needs of these stranded individuals.

    Balilo also said that the PCG has prevented about 155 ships of various tonnage and 13 motor bancas from sailing due to bad weather.

    He also said no maritime mishap has been reported yet.

    He said that all PCG stations nationwide are now monitoring movements of all seagoing vessels to ensure that no one will break the sailing ban, especially the small ships. PNA



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