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Subic Freeport Braces For Tropical Storm “Dante”

As a contingency plan on the arrival of Tropical Storm Dante which is expected to affect the Bataan-Olongapo-Zambales area, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Seaport Department has advised that “all vessels within the Port of Subic Bay to vacate and relocate.”

In compliance to the the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Seaport Department advisory that “all vessels within the Port of Subic Bay to vacate and relocate” as a contingency plan on the expected arrival of Typhoon Dante, a ship previously docked at the Freeport’s Marine Terminal moves out to a safer area shortly before sunset today, June 2, 2021. SubicBayNews photo by Vic V. Vizcocho, Jr.

In an advisory, Jerome M. Martinez, SBMA Seaport Dept. General Manager said “all vessel movements during the storm will not be authorized… until further notice.”

Incoming vessels scheduled to arrive in the Port of Subic have also been advised “to stay off track of the typhoon” and will not be allowed to enter the port.

Tropical Storm Dante is moving West NorthWestward at 15 kms. per hour towards the Southern coast of Batangas, according to the 5pm bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAG ASA) of the Dept. of Science & Technology (DoST).

According to PAG ASA, Dante is packing maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center, with gustiness of up to 90 km/h. (VVV)

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