OCD: Northern seaboard still dangerous for small crafts

DAGUPAN CITY — The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Region 1 is advising small seacrafts not to venture into the seaboard of northern Luzon as strong to gale force winds of the northeast monsoon, enhanced by Typhoon “Nina”, still prevail in the area.

In an advisory relayed to the media Tuesday, OCD Region 1 stated that gale force winds are expected in the seaboard of northern Luzon, which includes Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Cagayan, Ilocos Sur, La Union and Pangasinan,

All local government units in various coastal areas of Pangasinan were advised by Governor Amado Espino III as early as Dec. 25 to restrain fishermen in their areas from sailing to catch fish.

His advisory was copy-furnished the Philippine Coast Guard as well as PNP Maritime Police.

To date, sea condition in the seaboard of northern Luzon remains rough to very rough with waves reaching a height of from 3.4 meters to 4.5 meters.

While OCD advised fishing boats and other small seacraft not to venture out into the sea, it alerted larger fishing vessels against big waves. Leonardo Micua/PNA-northboundasia.com