7,500 passengers stranded in Bicol port | Inquirer News
Close  

7,500 passengers stranded in Bicol port

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 11:39 AM January 17, 2014

LEGAZPI CITY–Around 7,500 passengers were stranded  at the Matnog port in Sorsogon due to turbulent seas, Rafael Bernardo Alejandro, Office of Civil Defense regional director, said Friday morning.

He said that aside from this there was a shortage of ferry boats operating at the port. At least four ferry boats are operating in Matnog port but these vessels could not operate on a 24-hour basis due to the gale warning issued by the state weather bureau because of a low pressure area in the vicinity of Guian, Eastern Samar.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ferry boats plying the Matnog-Allen (Samar) route operate only during daytime. Also stranded at the Matnog Port were 251 trucks, 128 buses and 66 cars.

Alejandro said Philippine Coast Guard has suspended maritime operation at Matnog port since Thursday evening due to the harsh sea condition.

FEATURED STORIES

Related story

Floods hit 54 villages in Capiz; boats prohibited from going out at sea

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bicol, Matnog port, Office of Civil Defense, stranded, Weather
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.