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Almost 4,000 passengers remain stranded in ports on Dec. 26

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 11:03 AM December 26, 2019
Calapan City Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan visits stranded passengers from the Visayas, mostly from the provinces of Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Antique, sheltered at an vacuation center in the city. (Photo by Calapan City Hall)

Calapan City Mayor Arnan C. Panaligan visits stranded passengers from the Visayas, mostly from the provinces of Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Antique, sheltered at an vacuation center in the city. (Photo by Calapan City Hall)

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 4,000 passengers remain stranded in several ports in the country on Thursday, a day after Christmas, due to the onslaught of Typhoon Ursula, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

As of 8 a.m., a total of 3,930 passengers were stranded in ports in Southern Tagalog and Western Visayas, PCG said.

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Meanwhile, the operations of 347 rolling cargoes, three motorbancas, and 18 vessels remained suspended and 18 vessels were docked due to the prevailing weather condition.

Graphics below show the breakdown of stranded passengers in various  ports in Southern Tagalog, Western Visayas as of today, Dec. 26, 2019:
Stranded passenger breakdown due to tropical storm ursula
Stranded passenger breakdown due to tropical storm ursula

“All PCG units ensure the strict implementation of the guidelines on the movement of vessels during heavy weather to ensure the safety of lives and properties at all costs,” the PCG said in a statement.

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Ursula has slightly slowed down and its center was last located over the West Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said on Thursday.

It is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within 48 hours.

Ursula slightly slows down, now over West PH Sea

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