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Stranded port passengers down to 500

/ 08:45 AM July 06, 2015

At least 508 passengers were stranded in ports of Luzon and Visayas due to Tropical Storm “Egay” (international name: Linfa), the Coast Guard said Monday.

As of 4 a.m., there were 58 vessels, and 31 motor bancas stuck in ports under the various Coast Guard Stations (CGS).

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The breakdown is as follows:

1) Coast Guard District Central Visayas

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  • CGS Cebu
    Passengers – 231
    Vessels – 26
    Motor bancas – 12
  • CGS Tagbilaran
    Passengers – 110
    Vessels – 13
    Motor bancas – 6
  • CGS Dumaguete
    Passengers – 2

2) Coast Guard District North Eastern Luzon

  • CGS Aparri
    Passengers – 37
    Vessel – 1
    Motor bancas – 10

3) Coast Guard District Bicol

  • CGS Sorsogon
    Passengers – 54
    Vessel – 1
  • CGS CamSur
    Passengers – 20
  • CGS Masbate
    Motor banca -1

4) Coast Guard District Palawan

  • CGS Puerto
    Passengers – 20
    Vessels – 9
  • CGS Coron
    Passengers – 21
    Vessels – 2
  • CGS El Nido
    Passengers – 13
    Vessel – 1

5) Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog Luzon

  • CGS Batangas
    Vessels – 3
    Motor banca – 2
  • CGS Romblon
    Vessels – 2

Tropical Storm Egay is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Thursday evening. As of early Monday, it remained stationary over Luzon Sea.

The storm packed maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour near the center with gusts of up to 100 kph and was last observed 135 kilometers southwest of Laoag City in Ilocos Norte.

It moved north at 7kph.

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