‘Glenda’ strands over 6,500 passengers
More than 6,500 passengers were stranded in Manila North Harbor, Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Bicol, Western and Eastern Visayas, and Northern Mindanao due to Typhoon “Glenda”, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.
As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there are still 6,551 passengers stranded. The typhoon grounded 614 rolling cargoes, 37 vessels and 24 motor boats in these affected regions.
In Manila North Harbor, the Coast Guard identified four stranded vessels namely M/V St. Augustine of Hippo, M/V St. Leo the Great, M/V St. Michael the Archangel, and M/V Princess of the South.
According to the Coast Guard, Southern Tagalog had the highest number of stranded passengers with 2,035 followed by Eastern Visayas and Bicol with 1,923 and 1,298, respectively.
Affected ports in Bicol are Pio Duran, Albay; Virac, Catanduanes; Pasacao and Tamban, Camarines Sur; Bapor and Cataingan, Masbate; Bulan, Matnog and Pilar, all in Sorsogon. (Raymund F. Antonio)