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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, April 13, 2012
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PCG turns back five
Negros boats

Five motorized fishing boats from Negros Occidental bound for Bicol region were asked to return by the Philippine Coast Guard yesterday in anticipation of debris from the rocket to be launched by North Korea that may fall on that area.

PCG-Bacolod head Lt. Commander Dominador Senador said that they are acting on the advisory of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Council declaring “no sailing” in portions of the Bicol region.

Senador said all fishing boats, cargo and passenger vessels passing through the Visayan sea are advised not to sail to Bicol and southern Tagalog areas.

Although the Visayan Sea is too far from the area where the debries of the North Korean rocket may fall, he said, it is still better to temporarily halt sailing towards that area.

Senador added that everything will resume once the rocket launch is over.

The launch of North Korea was postponed yesterday because of bad weather.

In its advisory on the on the Preparedness Measures and Monitoring re DPRK Rocket Launch the NDRCC said that there will be no rocket launch in the next few hours as the expected launch time has lapsed.

Reports that airlines are also scheduled to divert their flights after poor weather delayed the planned launch of the North Korean rocket.*APN

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