2GO reschedules trips amid delays caused by 'Vinta'


Posted at Dec 24 2017 09:07 AM

MANILA - Shipping line 2GO announced Saturday that it has rescheduled several trips after Typhoon Vinta, which first hit Mindanao then swept west across Palawan, disrupted its operations.

The shipping line said its trip from Manila to Iloilo and Bacolod aboard the St. Michael Archangel, which was originally set to sail on December 22 at 9 a.m., has been rescheduled to December 25, Christmas Day, at 2:00 p.m.

Likewise, the trip from Manila bound for Dumaguete, Dipolog and Zamboanga on the same ship, which was originally scheduled to depart 8:00 p.m. Sunday, will now set sail on December 28, Thursday at 2:00 a.m.

The trip from Manila bound for Cebu and Cagayan de Oro aboard the St. Pope John Paul II, which was originally set to depart 9 a.m. Sunday, will now set sail on December 25 at 1:00 p.m.

The shipping line said it had to reschedule the trips after authorities suspended sea travel due to Typhoon Vinta (International name: Tembin).

The storm has intensified into a typhoon after triggering flash floods and landslides in Mindanao, leaving more than 100 dead and scores missing.

Vinta is set to leave the Philippine area of responsibility early Sunday.