A total of 337 passengers bound for Manila aboard the St. Michael of Negros Navigation (NN) have been stranded at the Banago Port in Bacolod City due to the ship’s engine trouble.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said that prior to its arrival in Bacolod City, the ship had developed an engine trouble in one of the engines along the way but the passenger liner continued to navigate by using only one of its engines. Thus, its arrival at Banago port in Bacolod City falls behind the schedule that caused a much delay in its scheduled departure for Manila.
Coast Guard authorities said the passenger ship came from Cagayan de Oro City and arrived at the Banago port at about 6 p.m. Sunday, or several hours delayed for the scheduled departure at 9:30 Sunday morning bound for Manila.
The PCG in Bacolod City said the NENACO passenger liner is presently at the port of call in Banago with no assurance from the management as to ship’s departure.
Apart from passengers from Cagayan de Oro, there were also passengers in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental who booked for the supposed Sunday morning trip onboard the St. Michael bound for Manila.