Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ strands over 6,500 passengers in various ports

Robie de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines – More than 6,000 passengers were left stranded in various ports in the country as typhoon ‘Tisoy’ (international name: Kammuri) continues to dump rains in parts of Luzon and the Visayas.

Based on the monitoring of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), as of 8 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 3), a total of 6,523 passengers were stranded in various port terminals in Central Visayas, Southern Tagalog, Western Visayas, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Southern Visayas.

Operations of a total 1,611 rolling cargoes, 127 vessels, and 63 motorbancas were also temporarily suspended due to the inclement weather condition.

Around 247 vessels and 142 motorbancas, meanwhile, took shelter as of Tuesday morning.

The PCG also posted photos on its Facebook page on its efforts to evacuate residents from coastal areas as ‘Tisoy’ continues to pummel parts of the country.

Among those evacuated were some residents from Isla Puting Bato in Tondo, Manila.

LOOK: The PCG Team assisted evacuees of Isla Puting Bato, Tondo, Manila and brought them to Delpan Evacuation Center in…

Posted by Philippine Coast Guard on  Monday, 2 December 2019

Some 2,000 residents from municipalities of Buhi and Caramoan in Camarines Sur were also evacuated.

LOOK: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station in Camarines Sur conducted a mass evacuation in the municipalities of…

Posted by Philippine Coast Guard on  Monday, 2 December 2019

Meanwhile, the PCG reiterated its advisory that no vessel will be allowed to sail when a tropical cyclone warning signal is raised in an area due to big waves and strong winds brought about by the typhoon.

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