Weather won’t stop fluvial procession: CG

BAD weather will not stop the annual fluvial procession today.

“It is all systems go,” said Commander Anelito Gabisan, Coast Guard (CG) District Central Eastern Visayas deputy chief and spokesman.

Still, participating seacraft may experience rough seas today because of the inclement weather prevailing in Cebu this week.

But Gabisan said it would only be moderately rough waters because the fluvial route crosses only the Mactan channel, not the open seas.

Also, there has been no weather advisory from Pagasa about any oncoming storm, he said.

Gabisan said the Mactan channel has been the navigational shelter of all types of vessels during typhoons.

“The fluvial procession will continue, the weather condition will not stop this annual event,” Gabisan added.

As of yesterday morning, the number of seacraft that will participate in today’s fluvial parade reached 101.

Gabisan said the number of registrants rose because of the unapproved pending applications. Some 20 applications had still to be approved yesterday afternoon.

The participating seacraft have been divided into three groups – conventional vessels of up to 450 gross tons for the first division; motorbancas weighing three gross tons up for the second group and bancas below three gross tons for the third group. (GC/Sun.Star Cebu)

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