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More than 600 passengers stranded in ports due to bad weather

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638 passengers are currently stranded at ports in Camarines Sur, Batangas, and Northern Quezon, due to unfavorable weather and sea conditions.

As of 12:00 noon on August 12, the Philippine Coast Guard recorded 300 of the passengers are in Real Port, Northern Quezon, 160 passengers in Polilio Port, and 61 passengers in Infanta Port.

While, Pascao Port in Camarines Sur has 83 stranded passengers. The PCG has also registered 26 stranded passengers in Tingloy port, and eight stranded passengers in Calatagan port, both in the Batangas area.

Meanwhile, the PCG reported that 26 motorbancas and eight vessels are stranded in Northern Quezon, Romblon, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Batangas and Camarines Sur.

In their advisory, The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said that sea travel remains risky in the northern and western seabord of Luzon due to the effects of Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding, which is outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

 

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