Gale warning suspends sea travel in Cebu, Bohol

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 03:24 PM August 05, 2019

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol—Call center agent Gerwin Yudelmo lined up at the ticket booth of a shipping company to travel to Cebu as early as 3 a.m.

Thinking he had no chance of getting a ticket, he decided to return home to Inabanga town, Bohol.


“I will just try again tomorrow,” said Yudelmo who waited for three hours.

Only a vessel from Fastcat of the Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation (APFC) was allowed to leave Tubigon port at 5:30 a.m. on Monday (Aug 5).


Another boat, Lite Shipping, cancelled its 4 a.m. trip to Cebu due to mechanical problem.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) prevented vessels below 250 gross tons from leaving the ports starting at 5 a.m. on Monday after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued a gale warning for the central and eastern seaboard of the Visayas.

PCG also prevented small boats from setting sail.

In Tagbilaran City, the Ocean Jet management cancelled its 10:40 a.m trip to Cebu and 12:10 p.m. trip to Dumaguete./TSB

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