BACOLOD CITY – Sea trips from ports in this city and other parts of Negros Occidental resumed on Monday after the lifting of Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 in all areas across the province due to Tropical Depression Auring.
In a public advisory, the Philippine Coast Guard announced the resumption of trips from Bredco port here to Iloilo City and Dumangas, Iloilo, and from San Carlos City to Toledo City in Cebu as of 8 a.m.
By 11 a.m., trips from other areas in northern Negros, including the cities of Cadiz, Sagay, and Escalante, going to Cebu were also allowed to resume.
Capt. Ludovico Librilla, acting commander of Coast Guard Station-Negros Occidental, first announced the suspension of sea trips from northern Negros to Cebu on Saturday morning after TCWS No. 1 was raised in some parts of the Visayas, including Cebu.
From Saturday afternoon to early Monday morning, TCWS No. 1 was also hoisted in other parts of Negros Occidental, including Bacolod City.
The wind signal was only lifted as early as 8 a.m. on Monday.
Over the weekend, some 160 rolling cargoes manned by a crew of 335 persons were stranded in various ports from Bacolod to San Carlos. The cargoes were bound for both Panay island and Cebu. (PNA)