Sea travel suspended in some Bicol areas due to Egay

By: Ma. April Mier-Manjares - Inquirer Southern Luzon | July 23,2023 - 02:53 PM

Track of Tropical Storm Egay.

LEGAZPI CITY – Sea travel in some areas in the Bicol region was suspended on Sunday, July 23, as Severe Tropical Storm Egay brought rough seas along the eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.

In its 5 a.m. advisory, Coast Guard Lieutenant Esperanza Lazaro of Catanduanes Station said all small watercraft with 250 gross tonnages or less were advised not to venture into the sea because of the expected strong gale force wind.

The larger vessels were also alerted of possible big waves and rough seas.

In Camarines Sur, Coast Guard Commander Brummel Magalong also suspended the operation of the same type of vessels as Egay was also expected to affect the northern coast of the province.

In Sorsogon, Coast Guard Commander Christian Jazmin said all small watercraft with 250 gross tonnages below plying the eastern seaboard routes of the province were also advised not to venture out into the sea.

In Daet town in Camarines Norte, Mayor Benito Ochoa has ordered a “no sailing policy” on Saturday, July 22, for small sea vessels.

“This is to ensure the safety of our constituents, especially the fisherfolk, from the storm,” Ochoa said in an advisory.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 11 a.m. bulletin that Egay has intensified into a severe tropical storm while moving westward over the Philippine Sea.

It was last monitored 610 kilometers (km) east of Daet town in Camarines Norte, moving 15 kilometers per hour (kph) and carrying maximum sustained winds of 95 kph and gusts of up to 115 kph.

Pagasa said wind signals may be hoisted in some areas in Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas on Sunday.


Egay won’t directly affect CV, but it will make habagat stronger — Pagasa

TD Egay may become a super typhoon by Monday – Pagasa

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: Bicol, Luzon, Pagasa, sea travel, suspended, Tropical Storm Egay, Visayas

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.