Typhoon Hagupit Causes Peril for Ports


Hundreds of cargo ships have been left stranded at various ports in the Philippines after Typhoon Hagupit left the country in turmoil.

According to the GMA Network, more than a thousand people were stranded at the ports, with the Coast Guard stating that 92 vessels were also left without any assistance.

Stranded passengers and vehicles were evacuated by the authorities who pointed out that ports are extremely unsafe during typhoons.

Typhoon Hagupit Causes Peril for Ports. (Source: NBC News)

The Coast Guard said it will continue to enforce guidelines on allowing or disallowing trips in heavy weather.

Operations at Matnog Port in Sorsogon remain suspended and will not resume until the public storm signal has been lifted in the Sorsogon providence, according to the Inquirer.

The entire province remains under public storm signal number two.

According to a bulletin provided by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the typhoon had maximum sustained winds of 195km/ph.

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