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Iloilo-Guimaras passenger motorboats back in operation

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MOTORBOATS plying the Iloilo-Guimaras route resumed operations on Aug. 13 after more than a week of suspension. — LGU-BUENAVISTA, GUIMARAS

THE MARITIME Industry Authority (MARINA) lifted on Aug. 13 the suspension of motorboat operations between Iloilo City and Guimaras, with certain conditions imposed. In a memorandum signed by MARINA Regional Director Jose Venancio A. Vero, Jr., the agency said the resumption of pump boat services is “in order to address stranding of passengers” in the island province of Guimaras. The memo lays down several conditions to boat operators, including: wearing of life jackets by passengers throughout the trip, loading of only 75% of the approved carrying capacity of the vessel, overhead tarpaulins/canvass should be rolled up or removed, and fitting the vessels with distress signal equipment. Trips will also be allowed only be “from sunrise to sunset” and subject to weather conditions. — Emme Rose S. Santiagudo

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