Nearly 4,000 passengers stranded in ports due to typhoon ‘Nona’ –PCG

MANILA, Dec. 13 (PNA) — The number of passengers stranded in various ports nationwide due to typhoon “Nona” was recorded at 3,997 as of 4 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said in an advisory.

Those stranded were passengers of 13 vessels, two motor bancas and 85 rolling cargoes.

A rundown of those stranded include:

Coast Guard District Bicol

1. ALBAY – 48 passengers, one vessel, 10 rolling cargoes

2. SORSOGON – 200 passengers, 64 rolling cargoes

3. CATANDUANES – 12 passengers, six rolling cargoes

Coast Guard District National Capital Region–Central Luzon

1. MANILA – 2,266 passengers, one vessel

Coast Guard District Central Visayas

1. CEBU – 1,471 passengers, nine vessels, two motor bancas, four rolling cargoes

2. TAGBILARAN – two vessels

3. DUMAGUETE – one rolling cargo

The state-run Philippine Atmospheric, geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) earlier forecast the possibility of raising Public Storm Warning Signal (PSWS) No. 2 over the rest of Southern Luzon, Aklan, Capiz and Metro Manila tonight.

At 4 p.m. Sunday, the eye of the typhoon was located at 440 km east of Catarman, Northern Samar. (PNA)