CEBU CITY – Hundreds of passengers were stranded in Cebu ports Monday after several vessels cancelled trips due to bad weather.
Philippine Coast Guard Cebu Station Commander Dionilet Ampil said 614 passengers were stranded in several ports in Cebu because of the rough and unfavorable weather condition brought by tropical depression “Auring” that weakened into a low pressure area.
Two vessels at the Cebu Port bound for Leyte cancelled trips because of the weather.
One vessel at the Toledo Port which was bound for Negros Occidental also did not leave port. Another vessel docked at the Danao Port and bound for Camotes Island canceled its trip.
Two motor bancas in Bantayan Island bound for Iloilo also canceled its voyage.
Ampil said shipping companies are now allowed to resume operations but only for sea vessels above 250 gross tons.
Auring caused flooding in some areas in Toledo City as it hit the eastern portion of Visayas and northern Mindanao over the weekend.