PCG: More than 11,370 passengers stranded due to ‘Auring’

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported a total of 11,374 passengers were stranded due to Tropical Depression "Auring) which has weakened to a Low Pressure Area (LPA).

In its latest advisory, the PCG stated that travel was suspended in 624 rolling cargoes, 86 vessels and 39 motor bancas in various parts of Visayas and Mindanao.

A total of 913 passengers, 4 rolling cargoes, 3 vessels and 3 motor bancas were stranded in Central Visayas.

In Western Visayas, 1,351 passengers were stranded as 126 rolling cargoes, 17 vessels and 21 motor bancas were not allowed to travel.

Some 1,704 passengers, 343 rolling cargoes and 3 vessels were stranded in Eastern Visayas.

A total of 3,158 passengers, 151 rolling cargoes, 60 vessels and 15 motor bancas were stranded in Northern Mindanao.

Some 4,248 passengers and 3 vessels were also stranded in the National Capital Region-Central Luzon.

All PCG units are advised to ensure strict implementation of HPCG Memorandum Circular Number 02-13 (Guidelines on Movement of Vessels during Heavy Weather).

Source: Philippines News Agency