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Coast Guard: Over 4,700 passengers stranded at numerous ports as hurricane whips Vis-Min

MANILA, Philippines — Over 4,700 people are stranded at completely different ports throughout the nation amid the onslaught of Storm Odette, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) mentioned on Friday.

The PCG reported that 1,998 had been stranded in Bicol area ports, 1,357 in Western Visayas, 1,010 in Japanese Visayas, 339 in Central Visayas, and 37 in northeastern Mindanao.

Within the Bicol area, 5 vessels had been nonetheless stranded as of seven:00 a.m., whereas 37 vessels are taking shelter; and two motorbancas and 667 rolling cargoes are additionally stranded.

In Western Visayas which Odette crossed on Friday, 33 vessels and 549 rolling cargoes are stranded; 4 vessels and 554 rolling cargoes are stranded in Japanese Visayas; 39 vessels and 336 rolling cargoes in Central Visayas; and two vessels and 4 rolling cargoes in northeastern Mindanao.


As of Friday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Companies Administration (Pagasa) mentioned that Odette nonetheless packs most sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 235 kph whereas  transferring west at 25 kph.



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