Over 1,000 passengers still stranded in various ports due to “Ruby”

By , on December 8, 2014


Owners of motorized fishing boats park their vessels temporarily along the Freedom Island in Paranaque City to avoid the winds of Tropical Storm "Ruby" which is expected to pass south of Metro Manila Monday evening (Dec. 8, 2014). (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
Owners of motorized fishing boats park their vessels temporarily along the Freedom Island in Paranaque City to avoid the winds of Tropical Storm “Ruby” which is expected to pass south of Metro Manila Monday evening (Dec. 8, 2014). (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)

MANILA — Over 1,000 passengers remain stranded in various ports in the country due to typhoon “Ruby”, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Monday as of 2 p.m.

On its official Facebook account, PCG said that there were a total of 1,953 passengers, 74 vessels, four motor bancas and 429 rolling cargoes that remain stranded.

A breakdown of those stranded include:

National Capital Region – Central Luzon with total of 340 passengers and two vessels were stranded in the National Capital Region;

Palawan, with 30 passengers, 14 vessels and two motor bancas;

Northern Mindanao with 140 passengers;

Bicol with 363 passengers, 32 vessels and 59 rolling cargoes;

Eastern Visayas with 127 passengers, one vessel and 76 rolling cargoes;

Southern Tagalog with 662 passengers and 273 rolling cargoes;

Western Visayas with 620 passengers, 30 vessels, one motor banca and 238 rolling cargoes.