UK cautions its citizens against sea travel in PH

UK cautions its citizens against sea travel in PH


Rescuers and volunteers check the wreckage of one of the three boats that capsized on Saturday, Aug 3, 2019, in the waters between Iloilo and Guimaras provinces. (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Red Cross via AP)  MANILA, Philippines — The United Kingdom has advised its citizens against traveling on ferries and passenger boats in the Philippines following the deadly sea accidents in the waters between Iloilo and Guimaras over the weekend  In its updated travel advisory issued Monday night, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) cautioned against sea travel, particularly during the rainy season from the months of June to December ADVERTISEMENT    “Avoid travel on ferries and passenger boats if possible, particularly in the rainy season They are often overloaded, may lack necessary lifesaving equipment or be inadequately maintained and have incomplete passenger manifests,” the advisory reads “Storms can develop quickly and maritime rescue services in the Philippines may be limited ”  Last Saturday, three motorboats capsized due to strong winds and big waves off the Iloilo-Guimaras Strait, which claimed the lives of at least 31 people MORE STORIESnewsinfoLIST: Canceled flights on August 6 due to bad weather newsinfoPoe seeks swift resolution of Iloilo sea tragedy case newsinfoDuterte OKs proposal to stamp PH visas on Chinese visitors’ passports MORE STORIES newsinfo LIST: Canceled flights on August 6 due to bad weather newsinfo Poe seeks swift resolution of Iloilo sea tragedy case newsinfo Duterte OKs proposal to stamp PH visas on Chinese visitors’ passports    Meanwhile, UK citizens were also warned against “all travel to western and central Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago“ due to “terrorist activity and clashes between the military and insurgent groups ”    “The FCO advise against all but essential travel to the remainder of Mindanao (excluding Camiguin, Dinagat and Siargao Islands) due to the threat of terrorism,” it said ADVERTISEMENT  The FCO had previously issued this reminder following the bomb attacks that hit a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo in the province of Sulu in January 2019  The incident killed at least 20 people and wounded around 100 others.  /atm Read Next SC allows videoconferencing for detainees in proceedings LATEST STORIES UK cautions its citizens against sea travel in PH SC allows videoconferencing for detainees in proceedings Panelo on Duterte’s health: He’s OK, still cursing Stags coach Egay Macaraya suspended, asked to do community service MOST READ Gretchen Barretto claims Julia Barretto’s statement penned by ghostwriter Duterte: Gilas no chance vs Italy in Fiba World Cup, let’s bet on China instead Drilon, Pacquiao face off on death penalty bill Julia Barretto to Bea Alonzo: ‘You have charged everybody to destroy me for you’ Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media Call 896 6000.

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