By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
At least 183 Manila-bound passengers were stranded at the Bredco port in Bacolod City yesterday due to the onslaught of Typhoon “Ulysses” in Luzon.
Philippine Coast Guard-Southern Visayas district commander, Captain Eduardo De Luna, said the passengers consisted of 133 originating from Bacolod and 50 from Iloilo.
Three rolling cargoes, a motorcycle and 144 container vans were also stranded at the Bredco port.
The PCG-Bredco sub-station, meanwhile, has agreed to let the stranded passengers board the vessel instead of waiting at the terminal area.
They said the vessel will only be allowed to sail once the tropical cyclone warning signals in the ship’s path and destination are lifted.
As of yesterday afternoon, Typhoon “Ulysses” lashed southern and central areas of Luzon, including Metro Manila, causing major flooding.
The typhoon is forecasted to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility by today./DGB, WDJ