5,687 passengers stranded at seaports due to Typhoon Nona
MANILA, Philippines (4th UPDATE) – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Wednesday, December 16 that over 5,600 passengers are stranded as Typhoon Nona (international name: Melor) remains a threat to various parts of the country.
In its Wednesday 8 am advisory released noon time, PCG said a total of 5687 passengers have reported been stranded.
In the National Capital Region, 172 passengers have reported been stranded; 8 in Northeastern Luzon; 2,367 in Southern Tagalog; 626 in Palawan; 344 in Bicol; 1,630 in Central Visayas; and 540 in Western Visayas.
In its 4 am bulletin, PCG reported over 6900 passengers were stranded due to the typhoon.
A total of 50 vessels, 64 motor bancas, and 447 rolling cargoes are also not allowed to travel.
Typhoon Nona slightly weakened and is now over the West Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA said in its 5am bulletin Wednesday, December 16.
The typhoon is expected to stay in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) until Friday, December 18. – Rappler.com