Saturday, November 9, 2013

Boat trips resume in Sorsogon ports

By: Bennie A. Recebido

SORSOGON CITY, November 9 (PIA) – Stranded passengers and vehicles are no longer visible in three major ports in Sorsogon since 12:00 noon today.

This was the report of Coast Guard Station Sorsogon after public storm warning signal due to super typhoon “Yolanda” was lifted in Sorsogon province.

Prior to the resumption of sea trips in Matnog at 1:00 o’clock this morning, Coast Guard Detachment in Matnog had recorded a total number of 1,554 stranded passengers, 75 trucks, 45 bus, and 18 light cars.

The town of Matnog is the last municipality in Southern Sorsogon and serves as gateway to Visayas and Mindanao.

In Pilar, stranded passengers reaching to a total of 45 persons, 10 trucks, and seven (7) light cars were allowed to sail at 12:00 noon today. While in Bulan, no stranded passengers and vehicles were recorded until the time of lifting the suspension also at 12:00 noon today.

Pilar and Bulan cater passengers bound for Masbate.

Coast Guard Station Sorsogon Commander LCdr Philipps Y. Soria said that though they have allowed the resumption of trips, they continue to closely monitor not only the sea condition but also the procedures employed in loading the passenger to avoid overloading. “We also advised everyone engaging in seas specially fishermen to be on guard at all times’” he added.

Meanwhile, “Paalala sa mga Mangingisda” (Reminders to Fishermen) were also posted in three detachments in Sorsogon which contains a 12-item instruction in times there is a weather disturbance to make sure that fishermen are guided accordingly. (BARecebido, PIA-5/Sorsogon)

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