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Albay bans small sea craft from sailing amid gale warning

By: - Correspondent / @msarguellesINQ
/ 10:38 AM October 22, 2017

Albay province (Google maps)

LEGAZPI CITY – The Albay provincial disaster council on Sunday told local fishermen along the province’s eastern seaboard not to sail or go fishing following a gale warning by the local weather bureau.

Cedric Daep, chief of the Albay Public Safety Emergency and Management Office (APSEMO), said they notified the various disaster agencies to strictly enforce a sailing ban, especially on fishing boats and small sea vessels. These should not to venture off because big waves could sweep them to the open seas of the Pacific Ocean.

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Affected by the no-sailing policy are the coastal towns of Rapu-rapu, Manito, Sto. Domingo, Bacacay, Malilipot, Malinao, Tiwi and the cities of Tabaco and Legazpi.

Daep said he also warned large sea vessels plying the routes Tabaco-Catanduanes to be on alert against big waves caused by strong winds prevailing there.

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The weather bureau on Sunday issued a gale warning stating that the seaboards of the Camarines provinces, Catanduanes, eastern coast of Albay, Sorsogon and Northern Samar would experience 52-63 kilometers per hour wind force with waves of 3.5-4.5 meters high. /cbb

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