Vessel operations at the Manila South Harbor, Batangas and Bicol region ports on hold due to typhoon Ulysses
A total of 32 vessels, 540 rolling cargoes and 1,500 passengers, drivers, and cargo helpers stranded in the Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, Southern Tagalog, and National Capital Region
Philippine Coast Guard unit commanders in areas directly affected by Typhoon Ulysses ordered to intensify precautionary measures to prevent maritime incidents and conduct proactive disaster response operations
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) monitored a total 32 vessels, 540 rolling cargoes, and 1,500 passengers, drivers, and cargo helpers stranded in the Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, Southern Tagalog, and National Capital Region.
Moreover, 76 vessels and 23 motorbancas are taking shelter as a precautionary measure, PCG said in an advisory.
PCG Commandant George Ursabia, Jr. directed unit commanders situated in areas that will be directly affected by Typhoon Ulysses to intensify precautionary measures to prevent maritime incidents and conduct proactive disaster response operations.
Ursabia instructed Coast Guard districts in the Bicol region and NCR to ensure completeness and preparedness of their deployable response groups and quick response teams.
In its latest weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) said destructive winds and intense with at times torrential rainfall will be experienced over Camarines Sur and Camarines Norte until tonight (November 11) and over Aurora and the northern portion of Quezon tonight through the early morning of November 12.
The center of typhoon Ulysses is forecast to make landfall or close approach in the vicinity of Calaguas Islands tonight, then over Polillo Islands and mainland Quezon between tonight and tomorrow early morning. Afterwards, the typhoon will cross Central Luzon and emerge over the western seaboard of Zambales tomorrow morning.
Ulysses comes a little over a week after super typhoon Rolly devastated many parts of the Bicol region.