All fastcraft sea trips from Tagbilaran City have been cancelled on Friday as Bohol and the rest of the region remained under a gale warning as Typhoon Hanna continued to enhance the southwest monsoon causing unfavorable sea conditions in various parts of the country.
Trips to Cebu City, Larena and Dumaguete City of Ocean Jet and Island Waters were cancelled as of noon on Friday, said Seaman 2nd Class Anwar John Sinajon of Philipine Coast Guard (PCG) Tagbilaran.
An Ocean Jet fast craft departed for Cebu City at 11:40 a.m. but no other fast craft set sail after due to strong waves.
According to Sinajon, Lite Ferry has yet to announce whether or not it will cancel its trips on Friday night.
“Kay maoy advise sa ilang management kay mi samot daw kadagko ang balod,” said Sinajon. “Wala na for this day. Pero ang pang gabie nga Lite [Ferry] wala pay abiso.”
Lite Ferry 7 and Lite Ferry 28 were able to depart for Cebu City and Argao, respectively, this morning but their management has yet to announce if Lite Ferry 15 will set sail tonight.
Lite Ferry 12, a smaller vessel which will supposedly leave Tagbilaran City bound for Cebu City on Friday night, will be barred from departing if the gale warning is not lifted. The next bulletin on the gale advisory is expected to be released by state weather bureau PAGASA at 5 p.m. today.
Meanwhile, Star Craft trips have been suspended while Lite Ferry 3 was also grounded in Tubigon.
According to Seaman 1st Class Ryan Bentorillo of PCG Tubigon, passengers bound for Cebu province can opt to take Lite Ferry 88 and Fast Cat which travel between Tubigon and Cebu City while others may take Lite Ferry 27 which ply the Tubigon-Mandaue route. (A. Doydora)