IN PHOTOS: Hundreds of passengers stranded by Tropical Depression Maring
MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of passengers were stranded in different ports in the country on Tuesday, September 12, because of Tropical Depression Maring.
The tropical depression made landfall in Mauban, Quezon, at 9 am on Tuesday, and then headed for the Laguna-Manila area. It was expected to cross Metro Manila Tuesday afternoon.
At the Cebu City Pier 1, passengers headed to Manila waited since early morning Tuesday, September 12, after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) put on hold the departure of 2Go vessels due to the bad weather.
Passengers in Cebu City said they were supposed to leave at noontime Tuesday, but they were told that they had to wait for further notice from the PCG headquarters in Manila.
As of 8 am on Tuesday, the PCG said there were 257 passengers stranded in various ports in the Bicol region, after it imposed a no-sail order on 46 rolling cargoes and 16 vessels due to Tropical Depression Maring.
– With a report from Michael O. Ligalig/Rappler.com