Shipping, fishing operations in PH ports resume as ‘Crising’ weakens

Sea travels and fishing operations in areas affected by erstwhile tropical depression “Crising” resumed Friday afternoon, May 14, after the weather disturbance further weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Motorized outriggers rest on the shore of a coastal village in Davao City. (Photo via Keith Bacongco)

“Shipping and fishing operations in all ports nationwide have resumed as of 4 p.m. today, May 14,” the PCG said in an advisory.

All stranded passengers, truck drivers, and cargo helpers were also allowed to travel by sea, it added.

The PCG said at least 264 passengers were stranded in various ports nationwide due to rough sea condition as Crising affected parts of the country.

In the latest advisory from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), wind signals have been lifted as Crising weakened into an LPA at 8 a.m. Friday.

PAGASA said the weather disturbance will continue to move west or west-northwest before emerging over the Sulu Sea in the next six to 12 hours.