Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Carina exits, fishers off western, southern Luzon seaboards alerted vs rough seas
By Jorge Hallare

LEGAZPI CITY, Aug. 01 (PNA) --The state weather bureau in its 11 a.m. bulletin Monday alerted fisherfolk off the western and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon against rough to very rough seas with the exit of tropical storm “Carina” from the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest would prevail with moderate to rough seas over the Bicol region.

PAGSASA said it has lifted all tropical cyclone warning signals as Carina has “no longer any direct effect on any part of the country.”

It spotted the eye of Carina at 330 kilometers northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.

On Sunday morning, The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) District Office based in this city removed its suspension order and allowed the sailing of 42 vessels in major ports in the Bicol region after a bulletin from PAGASA that showed “Carina” was no longer a threat to the region and was moving north.

The PCG District Office gave the go signal of sailing to all seacrafts in the major ports of the Bicol region, particularly in Matnog and Pilar, Sorsogon; Virac and San Andres in Catanduanes; Tabaco, Legazpi and Pio Duran in Albay; and Bapor and Mandaon ports in Masbate.

The number of stranded passengers in all Bicol ports reached 3,145 on Saturday evening due to the no-sailing order of PCG in Bicol. (PNA) RMA/GVR/JH/CBD