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Over 3,600 individuals remain stranded in ports due to LPA

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 08:41 AM December 30, 2018
At least 15,000 stranded in ports due to ‘Usman’

This file photo shows stranded passengers at the Ormoc port. The Coast Guard has allowed ships and other seacraft to travel after Tropical Depression ‘Usman’ weakened but many still remain stranded in ports all over the country. Photo by Robert Dejon

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 3,678 people remain stranded in different ports in the country due to bad weather brought by the low pressure area (LPA) that was previously Tropical Depression “Usman,” the Philippine Coast Guard’s (PCG) said Sunday.

The PCG’s latest tally showed the following number of stranded passengers in various ports, as of 4 a.m.:

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National Capital Region-Central Luzon – 211
Commander’s Wharf – 211

Southern Tagalog – 1,738
Lucena Port – 1,450
Mogpog Port – 35
Atimonan Port – 138
Mauban Port – 115

Western Visayas – 320
Banica Wharf – 15
Libertad Wharf – 3
Caticlan Jetty Port – 97
Algeria Port – 59
Fast Craft Terminal/PPA Port – 146

Bicol- 1,409
Virac – 14
San Andres – 28
Pasacao – 221
Tabaco – 1,016
Pioduran – 130

Moreover, 356 rolling cargoes, 28 vessels; and 7 motorbancas were also still stranded in different ports nationwide.

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A total of 3,678 passengers; 356 Rolling Cargoes; 28 Vessels; and 7 Motorbanca were stranded from different ports…

Posted by Philippine Coast Guard on Saturday, December 29, 2018

In the weather bureau’s bulletin, the LPA was spotted at 240 kilometers northwest of Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, at 3 a.m.

The LPA is expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, the Bicol Region, Calabarzon, and Mimaropa.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon is expected to bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rain over the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley Region, and Central Luzon. /cbb

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