Over 3,600 individuals remain stranded in ports due to LPA
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.:
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
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.
Updates of Stranded Passengers/Vessels/Motorbanca due to LPA formerly known as TD "Usman" as of 4AM today, 30 Dec 2018.
All PCG units are advised to ensure strict implementation of HPCG Memorandum Circular Number 02-13(Guidelines on Movement of Vessels during Heavy Weather). pic.twitter.com/lGMnbpSIl6
— PhilippineCoastGuard (@PhilCoastGuard1) December 29, 2018
A total of 3,678 passengers; 356 Rolling Cargoes; 28 Vessels; and 7 Motorbanca were stranded from different ports…
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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