Hundreds of passengers, rolling cargoes stranded due to ‘Ulysses’

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Hundreds of passengers and rolling cargoes were stranded at the BREDCO Port terminal in Bacolod City due to Typhoon Ulysses, the Philippine Coast Guard said today, November 12.

Captain Eduardo De Luna, PCG Southern Visayas District commander, said 183 passengers, 133 from Bacolod and 50 from Iloilo, were stranded while 148 rolling cargoes were prevented to travel.

The passengers, onboard M/V St. Therese of the Child Jesus, were bound for Manila, he said.

De Luna said the passengers were allowed to board the vessel, instead of waiting at the terminal.

The ship will be allowed to sail once the typhoon warning signals are lifted in the vessel’s path, he added.

He said the vessel will most likely to sail tomorrow morning, November 13, when the typhoon is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility.

The weather bulletin from the Provincial Disaster Management Program Division (PDMPD) at 4 p.m. today said the Visayas, including Negros Occidental and Bacolod City, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

Light to moderate winds blowing from the outheast to south will prevail over the Visayas , including Negros Island, it added.*

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