Sea trips in Bohol have resumed as of early Wednesday after the storm signal over the province was lifted by state weather bureau PAGASA.
According to Petty Officer Second Class Elmer Teves of Philippine Coast Guard-(PCG) Tagbilaran, all vessels in the ports of the province were already allowed to travel as of 7 a.m.
However, vessels bound for Leyte remained grounded as the PCG continued to observe weather conditions.
Tropical Depression Samuel which was initially projected to hit Bohol changed direction as the storm, PAGASA said, made landfall over Borongan City, Eastern Samar at 2 a.m. and continued its movement further northwest.
The center of Samuel was spotted in the vicinity of Daram, Samar as of 4 a.m. heading north northwest at 45 kph.
It also weakened with sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. (RT)