Coast Guard: 6,483 stranded due to Amang

Pilgrims brave rain and strong wind as they wait at Tacloban airport for Pope Francis to arrive on Saturday. About two million people are expected to attend an open-air mass in Leyte, which is still struggling to recover from Super Typhoon Yolanda that killed more than 6,000 people in 2013. (MNS photo)

Pilgrims brave rain and strong wind as they wait at Tacloban airport for Pope Francis to arrive on Saturday. About two million people are expected to attend an open-air mass in Leyte, which is still struggling to recover from Super Typhoon Yolanda that killed more than 6,000 people in 2013. (MNS photo)

MANILA, Jan 17 (Mabuhay) – At least 6,483 passengers were stranded as of Saturday morning due to bad weather conditions from Tropical Storm Amang (Mekkhala), the Philippine Coast Guard said.

In its 8 a.m. update, the Coast Guard also said 32 vessels, eight motor bancas and 451 rolling cargos at port were stranded as well.

The Coast Guard said a breakdown of those stranded included:

Manila: 2,096 passengers

Eastern Visayas:

Catbalogan Port: 1,192

Maasin Port: 45

Ormoc Port: 71

 Bicol:

Albay: 714

Sorsogon: 1,935

Masbate: 75

Northern Mindanao:

Cagayan De Oro: 26

Butuan: 91

Southern Tagalog:

Batangas: 234 (MNS)

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