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Rough sea condition halts small boats from sailing in Visayas

By: - Correspondent / @theMorexette
/ 03:31 PM October 21, 2017

CEBU CITY—The gale warning signal hoisted over Cebu and Bohol had been lifted, but several small vessels like fastcrafts still cancelled their strips on Saturday due to rough seas.

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The  Cebu Port Authority (CPA) said that five fastcraft trips bound for Bohol were cancelled today even if small seacraft had been permitted to sail.

“But it is up to the companies to cancel them. Since this morning, some still opted to cancel their voyages, stating that the seas are still not manageable to be plied through,” said CPA officer Dave Baguio.

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The following trips from Pier 1 were cancelled today:

Oceanjet 8 bound for Tagbilaran ETA 11:40 a.m.

Supercat’s St. Sariel bound for Tagbilaran ETA 1:15 p.m.

M/V Lite Ferry 20 bound for Tubigon ETA.12:00 noon.

Starcraft bound for Tubigon ETA 11:35 a.m.

VG Shipping bound for Talibon ETA 12:00 noon.

Baguio said they counted more than 500 passengers affected by the canceled trips of whom 200 decided to stay in Pier 1 to wait for the trip advisory. /jpv

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