MARINA-9 orders boats to suspend trips PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 August 2015 11:45

by allen  abastillas

The Maritime Industry and Authority-9 (MARINA-9) has issued Maritime Safety Advisory No. 08-15 Series of 2015 telling passengers  and cargo vessels  how to prevent maritime accidents that maybe caused by Typhoon  Souledor or locally known as  Hanna.

MARINA- 9 Officer in Charge Arnie F. Santiago said that acting on the weather advisory,  the agency came out with its own advisory with measures for sea vessels and commuters to  avoid maritime accidents Typhoon Souledor entered the Philippine territory Wednesday.

All affected passenger, cargo and fishing vessels based in the region are hereby instructed to  suspend their operations and directed to resume if the weather condition improves.

Boats advised to wait for further notice from the Philippine Coast Guard or any advisories from government agencies whose functions  and duties are  related to maritime industry.

All vessels wanting to take shelter shall be permitted as long as it is manifested through written request and no passengers will be allowed to go on board.

Santiago said that any vessel apprehended and caught by law enforcement agencies violating the advisory is subject to the suspension of safety certificate and safety management certificate issued  by MARINA.

Santiago also said that copies of the weather and travel advisory have been sent to the different passengers, cargo and fishing vessels’ offices in Region-9  as well as to the Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Ports Authority and Maritime Police. — Allen Abastillas