Heavy rains strand 177 in CamSur ports
NAGA CITY – At least 177 passengers remained stranded in seaports in Camarines Sur over the last 24 hours as moderate to heavy rains spawned by the northeast monsoon continued to pour without let up across Bicol since Friday last week.
The passengers have been stranded since Tuesday after small sea vessels were forbidden from leaving the province’s ports after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) issued gale warnings for Bicol and the Visayas, according to the latest report released by the Philippine Coast Guard in Camarines Sur.
One hundred twenty passengers were still stranded in the Pasacao port while 57 remained in Tamban port in Tinambac town, said the PCG-Camarines Sur report released Tuesday by apprentice seaman Hernanie Alviola.
Pagasa, in its bulletin as of 5 a.m., said strong to gale force winds associated with the surge of northeast monsoon remain the threat for sea vessels in the seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, the seaboards of Southern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas.
Fishing boats and other small seacraft were advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels were alerted against big waves by both Pagasa and PCG.
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