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Sea trips resume as Kabayan further weakens to LPA

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram December 18,2023 - 07:22 PM


LOOK: Passengers start to flock to Pier 1 in Cebu City on Monday evening, December 18, as several sea trips resumed after the state weather bureau lifted all storm signals in the country. Kabayan further weakened into an LPA after bringing heavy rains to Mindanao and Visayas on Monday. | Photo from Cebu Port Authority / Facebook

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Good news for passengers stranded in ports due to bad weather.

The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) on Monday evening, December 18, allowed several sea trips to resume after the state weather bureau lifted all storm signals in the country.

In its 5 p.m. severe weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported that Kabayan has further weakened into a low-pressure area while traversing central Mindanao.

As a result, all Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) have been removed in all affected areas, including Cebu.

With no TCWS in effect, PCG-7 has allowed several sea voyages to resume, said Coast Guard Commander Mark Larsen Mariano, acting station commander of PCG’s Central Cebu Station.

However, smaller sea vessels, or those weighing 250 gross tonnage and below, are still prohibited from sailing due to prevailing gale warnings, Mariano said.

Below are the areas where gale warnings remain in effect:

  • THE SEABOARDS OF NORTHERN LUZON (llocos Norte, locos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Batanes, Cagayan Including Babuyan Islands, and Isabela
  • THE EASTERN SEABOARD OF MINDANAO (Dinagat Islands, Surigao Del Norte, Surigao Del Sur, And Davao Oriental (Boston And Cateel)
  • THE EASTERN AND CENTRAL SEABOARDS OF VISAYAS (The Northern And Eastern Coasts Of Northern Samar, Easter Samar, Leyte (Dulag, Mayorga, Macarthur, Javier, Abuyog), Southern Leyte, Bohol, And Siquijor
  • THE EASTERN SEABOARDS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN LUZON (Aurora, Northern Quezon, General Nakar Including the Northern and Eastern Coasts Of Polillo Islands, the Northern Coast Of Panukulan, Burdeos. The Eastern Coast Of Patnanungan, and Jomalig, Camarines Norte (Calaguas Islands), the Northern and Eastern Coasts of Catanduanes, Albay (rapu-rapu), and Sorsogon (Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, And Bulusan).


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