Over 8,700 passengers stranded in Visayas, Mindanao due to ‘Auring’

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported that a total of 8,767 passengers were stranded due to tropical depression 'Auring'.

In its latest advisory Monday, the PCG stated that travel was suspended in 463 rolling cargoes, 173 vessels and 60 motor bancas in various parts of Visayas and Mindanao.

A total of 3,438 passengers, 85 rolling cargoes, 87 vessels and 25 motor bancas were stranded in Central Visayas.

In Western Visayas, 1,268 passengers were stranded as 108 rolling cargoes, 24 vessels and 19 motor bancas were not allowed to travel.

Meanwhile, 1,211 passengers, 158 rolling cargoes, 5 vessels and 1 motor banca were stranded in Eastern Visayas.

A total of 2,850 passengers, 112 rolling cargoes, 57 vessels and 15 motor bancas were stranded in Northern Mindanao.

All PCG units are advised to ensure strict implementation of HPCG Memorandum Circular Number 02-13 (Guidelines on Movement of Vessels during Heavy Weather) which states that no vessel of any type or tonnage are not allowed to sail except to take shelter, as the situation may warrant, when Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) Number 1 or higher is hoisted within the point of its origin, the intended route and point of destination.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has raised Signal No. 1 over Cuyo Island, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros Provinces, Southern Leyte, Cebu including Camotes Island, Guimaras, Capiz, Iloilo and southern part of Antique, and Camiguin.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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