CEBU CITY – The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) has allowed the resumption of sea trips in the region on Saturday morning as storm warning signals here were lifted.
PCG-7 reported on Friday night that more than 300 people were stranded at the ports in Cebu City as well as in the towns of Oslob and Tabuelan during the onslaught of Tropical Depression Vicky.
Most of the stranded passengers were allowed to travel on Saturday morning.
PCG-7 gave the go-signal for the resumption of trips from Cebu to Masbate, Surigao, Nasipit, Leyte, and Escalante and back.
This, after the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) cleared Cebu of any storm warning signals.
PCG-7 cited the cooperation of seafarers for heeding its call for the sea travel suspension on Friday.
Meanwhile, various towns and cities in Cebu felt the brunt of “Vicky” when it passed the southern part of the province Saturday dawn.
While the typhoon did not make landfall on the Cebu island, it brought incessant rains and big waves, causing landslides in some mountain barangays and damaging fishing boats in Cebu’s southern coastal communities. (PNA)