IN PHOTOS:Hundreds of passengers stranded by Tropical Depression Maring Featured

IN PHOTOS:Hundreds of passengers stranded by Tropical Depression Maring

WAITING GAME. Passengers at the Cebu City Pier 1 wait for the go-signal from the Philippine Coast Guard before they can board their vessel to Manila on September 12, 2017. Photo by Michael O. Ligalig/Rappler 

MANILA, Philippines – Hundreds of passengers were stranded in different ports in the country on Tuesday, September 12, because of Tropical Depression Maring.

The tropical depression made landfall in Mauban, Quezon, at 9 am on Tuesday, and then headed for the Laguna-Manila area. It was expected to cross Metro Manila Tuesday afternoon.

At the Cebu City Pier 1, passengers headed to Manila waited since early morning Tuesday, September 12, after the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) put on hold the departure of 2Go vessels due to the bad weather.

ANXIOUS. A passenger anxiously waits at the Cebu City Pier 1 after Philippine Coast Guard holds the departure of her vessel bound of Manila due to Tropical Depression Maring heading toward the National Capital Region. Photo by Michael O. Ligalig/Rappler
     

ANXIOUS. A passenger anxiously waits at the Cebu City Pier 1 after Philippine Coast Guard holds the departure of her vessel bound of Manila due to Tropical Depression Maring heading toward the National Capital Region. Photo by Michael O. Ligalig/Rappler 

Passengers in Cebu City said they were supposed to leave at noontime Tuesday, but they were told that they had to wait for further notice from the PCG headquarters in Manila.

As of 8 am on Tuesday, the PCG said there were 257 passengers stranded in various ports in the Bicol region, after it imposed a no-sail order on 46 rolling cargoes and 16 vessels due to Tropical Depression Maring.

CATANDUANES. Stranded passengers at the Port of San Andres in Catanduanes on September 12, 2017. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard
     

CATANDUANES. Stranded passengers at the Port of San Andres in Catanduanes on September 12, 2017. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard 

STRANDED CARGO. Trucks carrying cargo are not allowed to load at the Port of San Andres in Catanduanes. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard
     

STRANDED CARGO. Trucks carrying cargo are not allowed to load at the Port of San Andres in Catanduanes. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard 

LONG WAIT. Passengers at the Tabaco port in Albay. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard
     

LONG WAIT. Passengers at the Tabaco port in Albay. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard 

NO-SAIL ORDER. Vessels comply with the Philippine Coast Guard's no-sail order at the Tabaco port in Albay. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard
     

NO-SAIL ORDER. Vessels comply with the Philippine Coast Guard's no-sail order at the Tabaco port in Albay. Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard 

– With a report from Michael O. Ligalig/Rappler.com

Last modified onTuesday, 12 September 2017 00:55
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