Typhoon Hagupit Causes Peril for Philippine Ports

According to the GMA Network, hundreds of vessels  have been left stranded at various ports in the Philippines after Typhoon Hagupit left the country in turmoil on Dec 8th.

Stranded passengers and vehicles were evacuated by the authorities who pointed out that ports are extremely unsafe during typhoons.  The Coast Guard said it will continue to enforce guidelines on allowing or disallowing trips in heavy weather.

The  National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Counci (lNDRRMC) said in a report released at 6 am on Dec 9th that a total of 1,523 passengers, 38 vessels, 379 rolling cargoes, and two motorbancas are still stranded in affected ports due to bad weather.

The following ports have suspended trips because of storm signals:

  • Port of Manila
  • Port of Bataan
  • Port of Laguna de Bay
  • Port of Cavite
  • Port of Batangas
  • Port of Calapan
  • Port of Mindoro
  • Port of Roxas Mindoro

According to a bulletin provided by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the typhoon had maximum sustained winds of 195km/ph.

Please be guided accordingly.  RCL Agencies will report further updates once available.