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PCG records over 14,000 passengers in seaports on Black Saturday

/ 12:50 PM April 16, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has recorded over 14,000 passengers in seaports nationwide from 12 midnight to 6 a.m. on Black Saturday.

According to PCG, 8,706 passengers were travelling outbound and 6,127 were inbound.

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Over 2,300 deployed frontline personnel in 15 PCG districts have inspected 127 vessels and 130 motorized bancas.

The PCG has placed its districts, stations, and sub-stations on heightened alert to manage the influx of passengers during the Lenten season from April 8 to 18.

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“It will also cover the length of summer vacation in anticipation of local tourists who will travel by sea for recreational purposes until 31 May 2022,” the agency also said.

The PCG encouraged the public to coordinate with the agency through its official Facebook page or the Coast Guard Public Affairs’ contact number at 0927-560-7729 for inquiries, concerns, and clarifications regarding sea travel regulations during the Holy Week and summer vacation.

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