LEGAZPI CITY, Albay, Philippines — The number of stranded passengers in Bicol ports rose to 735 on Saturday night due to the threat of Typhoon Bising (internationally known as Surigae), according to an 8 p.m. report issued by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)
There were 39 stranded passengers in Tabaco City Port in Albay, 682 in Matnog Port in Sorsogon, and 14 in San Andres Port in Catanduanes.
A total of 257 rolling cargoes and 28 sea vessels were also stranded in Bicol ports due to the suspension of sea travel.
In its 5 p.m. severe weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration raised the following tropical cyclone wind warnings.
Signal No. 2
Signal No. 1
the eastern portion of Camarines Sur (Calabanga, Naga City, Pili, Bula, Bombon, Magarao, Canaman, Gainza, Camaligan, Milaor, Minalabac, Tinambac, Siruma, Lagonoy, Goa, Tigaon, Ocampo, Baao, Iriga City, Nabua, Balatan, Bato, Buhi, Sagnay, San Jose, Garchitorena, Presentacion, Caramoan and San Fernando)
the eastern portion of Masbate (Baleno, Masbate City, Mobo, Uson, Dimasalang, Palanas, Cataingan and Pio V. Corpuz) including Ticao Island
According to Pagasa, Bising slightly accelerated and intensified as it moved west-northwest over the Philippine Sea with maximum sustained winds of 195 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 240 kph.