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PCG: More than 1,500 passengers stranded at ports due to Typhoon Rosita

Philippine Coast Guard

As of 4:00PM, 1,526 passengers are stranded at ports in Southern Tagalog, Western Visayas, Bicol, and Northern Eastern Luzon according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG).

Out of the said number, 1,306 passengers are stranded at ports in Batangas, 115 in Oriental Mindoro, 70 in Northern Quezon, 15 in Romblon, nine in Camarines Sur, six in Cagayan, and five in Aklan.

The PCG has also monitored stranded 164 rolling vessels: 110 at Verde Island port, Batangas; 45 at Calapan port, Oriental Mindoro; eight at Jetty Port Caticlan, Aklan; one at Matabang Lumang Bayan port, Occidental Mindoro.

16 vessels have also been grounded at various ports. From the said number, 10 are in Batangas, four in Oriental Mindoro, and two in Romblon.

Seven motorbancas have also been prevented from sailing. Four of the stranded motorbancas are currently at Tingloy Port, Batangas; two are at Port of Mauban, Southern Quezon; and one at Veterance Port in Cagayan.

Earlier, the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) has announced the cancellation of all port operations in Batangas, and Southern Quezon due to the inclement weather caused by Typhoon Rosita. The agency also cancelled motorbanca operations in Ilocos Region and Cagayan Valley.

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