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Sea Condition these days

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Sea Condition these days

Is the sea condition going to Puerto Galera from Batangas pier okay on June? Is it very rough and quite not safe to cross the sea?

what month is the safest and when the sea is calm when crossing to Puerto galera?

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you can expect huge waves around this time. always take the roro.

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so you are saying its not safe to take the motorized banca this time? would you know the schedules of these roros?

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I am not saying anything about safety. All I say is that the waves will be huge when summer is out.

This roro usually arrive around 10-11 am in Balatero Pier.

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And this was in calm seas.

12 dead in Batangas sea mishap

29 survivors rescued

Inquirer Southern Luzon

First Posted 16:08:00 05/23/2009

Filed Under: Maritime Accidents

CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines -- (UPDATE 2) At least 12 people, including three children and a Japanese national, died when a motorized oputrigger ferry boat bound for Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, capsized in the Verde Island passage off Batangas around noon Saturday, police said.

Chief Supt. Luisito Palmera, director of the Mimaropa regional police office, said the ferry, owned by the Commando 6 Shipping Lines, left the Batangas City pier earlier Saturday for Puerto Galera.

He said the one of the boat's outriggers broke upon reaching Verde Island passage.

Lt. Cmdr. Troy Cornelio, Coast Guard Batangas Station commander, said the weather was fine and it could not have been the cause of the accident.

He said an investigation was underway to determine what really happened.

As of 6 p.m., 12 were confirmed dead while 29 passengers were rescued and undergoing medical treatment at the Puerto Galera Municipal Health Center. Police said earlier that 40 passengers had been rescued but they corrected the figure shortly afterwards.

Palmera said the authorities were also still trying to ascertain the exact number of people aboard the vessel, which was reported earlier to be carrying about 60 passengers and crew.

He said a distress call was sent to other passenger boats stationed in Barangay Sabang, while police and local executives were advised by the Coast Guard and maritime authorities to help in the rescue operations.

Chief Insp. Jose Manuel Payos of the Oriental Mindoro police operations office said two young males, one young female, seven adult females and two adult males were among the recovered dead.

"There's an ongoing rescue operation and treatment of passengers," said Senior Supt. Alberto Supapo, director of the Oriental Mindoro police.

PO2 Christian Rex de Guzman of the Puerto Galera police said they were still completing the list of casualties and survivors.

He said their chief investigator, PO3 Reynald Tolentino, was still in the field for more data gathering.

A Japanese national was the only foreigner among the fatalities, said PO1 Adrian Lolong, Puerto Galera police desk officer. he was identified his his two companions, both also Japanese, who were among the survivors.

Supt. Manuel Abu, Batangas City police chief, identified the fatalities as Franco Eugenio, 3; Anton Cruz, 2; Gregoria Pabliko, 58; Albino Pabliko, 55; Beta Berdin, 2; Melanie Berdin, 30; Desiree Teodoro, 20; Joena Perez, 25; a certain Yaya Tess; Mina Ricci; Daisy Eugenio; and Hosotani Shoji.

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I was there a few days ago (up to 5/28) including the day of the accident quoted. Seas were calm to light chop (0-1 foot). Water temp was 82F at any depth down to 130 feet. I took many small dive boats including one out to Verdi Island, without problems. I crossed to/from Batangas in large bangkas that were not overloaded (65 person capacity with about 20 people on board). No doubt it can be rough but it is not rough at the moment.

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Cause of mishap was overloading.

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