Sailing ban in Bicol amid gale warning
LEGAZPI CITY – Fishermen were told not to sail off the waters of Catanduanes, Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur provinces and off the eastern seaboards of Albay and Sorsogon on Wednesday following a gale warning bulletin by the local weather bureau.
Claudio Yucot, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) regional director, said the prevailing strong gale force prompted authorities to enforce the “no sailing” policy where fishing boats and small seacrafts were advised not the venture out to sea.
The coastal areas in the region would experience rough to very rough seas with waves as high as 3.4 to 4.5 meters.
Yucot, in a phone interview, said he already advised the various disaster councils about the no sailing policy as a preemptive disaster measure. /cbb
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