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MANILA, Philippines – More than 2,200 passengers were stranded after sea trips were canceled due to Typhoon Rosita (Yutu).
The Philippine Coast Guard said at least 2,267 passengers, 139 rolling cargoes, and 15 vessels were stranded in various ports as of noon on Tuesday, October 30.
The passengers were at ports in Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Quezon, Aklan, Capiz, Camarines Sur, and Cagayan.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said that the Philippine Ports Authority, in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, will serve food and provide a shuttle service for stranded passengers.
The DOTr added that shipping companies at the Batangas port provided meals for those who were stranded.
As of Tuesday afternoon, sea travel remains risky in the seaboards of areas under tropical cyclone warning signals, and in the eastern and western seaboards of Southern Luzon. – Rappler.com