June 26, 2022

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Sea travel resumes at Matnog Port, Sorsogon as Typhoon Agaton leaves; stranded passengers feel relief

Photo: PPA Matnog, Sorsogon

Updated report Wednesday says ships were already sailing from Matnog, Sorsogon to Visayas, after ship trips were canceled for several days due to typhoon Agaton.

According to Achilles Galindes, Acting Division Manager of the PPA Terminal Management Office in Matnog, Sorsogon, the ships from Matnog Port sailed early Wednesday.

At 10:00 AM Wednesday, 6 ships with 2329 passengers left Matnog Port, while 196 of various types of vehicles including lights vehicles and trucks were on board the six ships.

But, due to the number of stranded passengers and vehicles, including the newly arrived passengers who were returning home to the provinces for the holidays, it will take few more days before the situation at Matnog port normalizes.

Rewinding back, 4,046 passengers were stranded at Matnog Port – Sorsogon, after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) ordered the cancellation of sea travel due to bad weather caused by typhoon Agaton.

14 Roro vessels were also stranded at the port.

Manager Galindes earlier reported that 525 trucks, 359 light vehicles, 45 ELF Trucks and 145 motorcycles were stranded, lined up. towards the port of Matnog.