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Over 17,000 passengers stranded in various ports due to ‘Usman’

/ 03:59 PM December 28, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — The total number of stranded passengers due to the inclement weather brought about by Tropical Depression “Usman” has spiked to more than 17,000, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Friday afternoon.

In its update, the PCG recorded 17,315 stranded passengers in the following areas as of 8 a.m. on Friday:

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National Capital Region-Central Luzon – 1,049

Central Visayas- 1,648

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Southern Tagalog- 1,770 passengers

Western Visayas – 982 passengers

Bicol- 6,586 passengers

Eastern Visayas- 4,091 passengers

Northern Mindanao- 453 passengers

Southern Visayas – 736 passengers

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A total of 17,315 passengers; 1,443 Rolling Cargoes; 116 Vessels; and 24 Motorbanca were stranded from different ports…

Posted by Philippine Coast Guard on Thursday, December 27, 2018

Moreover, 1,443 rolling cargoes, 116 vessels, and 24 motor bancas were also stranded in different ports around the country.

The PCG suspended  sea trips in at least 12 areas on Thursday. The agency said trips would resume once weather and sea conditions improve.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its latest weather update that Usman was last spotted 250 kilometers East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

READ: ‘Usman’ maintains strength, almost stationary — Pagasa

It has maintained its strength with winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph.

The state weather bureau has raised Tropical Cyclone Signal (TCS) No. 1 over 27 areas nationwide. /ee

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