Stranded boat passengers up to 9,000 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 18 January 2014 18:17

The number of stranded passengers due to tropical depression “Agaton” breached the 9,000-mark as of 12 noon Saturday, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

In an advisory, the PCG said its three regional coast guard districts in the Bicol and Visayas regions recorded a total of 9,574 stranded passengers as sea vessels were temporarily barred again from travelling due to big waves and strong winds dominating the seas.

The PCG said majority of the affected passengers are in Matnog, Sorsogon with 7,104; followed by those in the Port of Catbalogan, 1,809; Maasin, 217; Camarines Sur, 180; Cebu, 175; Masbate, 59; and Dumaguete, 30.

Latest reports said tropical depression “Agaton” was spotted east of Surigao City and moving west at a very slow speed.