Bohol port

As Typhoon Tisoy gained power while entering the northern region of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), all sea trips in Bohol have been cancelled.

As of 4pm today, the eye of the typhoon was located at 155 km East of Juban, Sorsogon and is expected to make landfall in Albay – Sorsogon area between tonight or tomorrow morning.

Tisoy clocked in maximum winds of up to 155km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 190 km/h while moving west at 20km/h.

State weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said sea travel is quite risky in the central seaboards of the Visayas, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions “which may be perilous for maritime activities, especially for those using small seacrafts.”

Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Bohol commander Lt. Patrick John Cabasag confirmed the suspension earlier today and also shared that cancellation of trips already started since Sunday night. 

Most of the destinations and points of origin of vessels around Bohol were already placed under Storm Signal No.1 by the PAGASA.

Even though strong waves started to form in waters around the province and the rest of Central Visayas, no sea catastrophes have been reported. 

The PCG in the province started is on alert for quick response to emergencies that may occur due to the storm, according to Cabasag. (RJ Espartinez)