‘Sea vessels may resume operation on June 8’

SEA vessels may resume operations on June 8 when locally stranded individuals have already returned to the province.

Frank Carbon, chief executive officer of Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry and owner of Weesam Express, said the resumption of the commercial trips of sea crafts depend on Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

“Most likely they might decide the resumption of commercial trips on Monday and worst would be on June 16,” Carbon said.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson during the press conference Tuesday, June 2, said the resumption of sea vessels operation depends on their talks with the owners of the sea vessels.

“They will tell us when they are ready to operate. We just remind them to inform us as to the number of passengers they are bringing in,” Lacson said.

Philippine Coast Guard-Negros Occidental (PCG) chief, Lieutenant Commander Jansen Benjamin said fast crafts can actually operate if they want to.

“Under the guidelines for MGCQ areas, Intra island travel are already authorized,” Benjamin said.

However, he said at this point locally stranded individuals (LSI), authorized persons outside residence, government workers and other workers and employees whose establishments or companies are back to work are only allowed sea travel and this time only Roro vessels are operating.

Carbon added that once LSI have already returned, they may resume commercial trips.


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