Coast Guard monitors PH ports: Nearly 100K sea travelers seen on Maundy Thursday
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) has so far monitored nearly 100,000 passengers in various ports across the country on Maundy Thursday.
An update from the PCG showed a total of 94,731 passengers in different ports nationwide from 6 a.m. to 12 noon.
Of these passengers, 52,335 are outbound while 42,396 are inbound.
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On 14 April 2022 (6AM to 12NN), the @coastguardph monitored a total of 52,335 outbound passengers and 42,396 inbound passengers in all ports nationwide.#DOTrPH🇵🇭#CoastGuardPH#MaritimeSectorWorks#SemanaSanta2022 pic.twitter.com/cQecLA1DWN
— Philippine Coast Guard (@coastguardph) April 14, 2022
The PCG said it had deployed 2,365 personnel on Thursday.
Meanwhile, it inspected 337 vessels and 771 motorized boats (bancas).
The PCG has been on high alert since the beginning of the Lenten season.
On April 8, PCG Commandant Artemio Abu, through a directive from Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, ordered all Coast Guard units to initiate proactive measures to ensure the safety, security, and comfort of sea passengers who will travel to their home provinces and tourists who will visit recreational destinations.
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