By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
Two fast craft operators plying the Bacolod City-Iloilo City route have decided to monitor the volume of passengers first prior to resuming operations.
Following the reopening of the borders between the two cities, only OceanJet Fast Ferry Corporation resumed operation yesterday morning.
Based on passenger data released by Coast Guard Station-Negros Occidental, they recorded 95 passengers who crossed to Iloilo City with 39 passengers riding the first trip scheduled at 5:45 a.m., followed by 56 for the second trip scheduled at 8:50 a.m.
In a radio interview, Weesam Express operator Frank Carbon said they would like to observe the volume of passengers first in order to determine if it is feasible for the other fast craft operators to resume.
Based on the travel protocols issued respectively by both city governments of Bacolod and Iloilo, travelers are required to show their valid vaccination cards via the S-PaSS system.
Travelers who are unable to produce a valid vaccination card, meanwhile, are being required to present a negative RT-PCR test result./DGB, WDJ