Trans-Asia works with MARINA, LGU to ferry back LSIs

Aug 03, 2020

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Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, in cooperation with the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Cagayan De Oro local government, helps ferry back Locally-Stranded Individuals (LSIs) to their provinces through the Hatid Tulong initiative of the Philippine government.

As of August 3, 2020, a total of 65 LSIs and 8 Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs) have made it to the Cagayan de Oro Port from Tagbilaran Bohol via MV Trans-Asia vessels:
- July 30, 2020: Transported 28 passengers (21 LSIs, 7 APORs) via MV Trans Asia 19
- Aug 1, 2020: Transported 29 passengers (LSIs) via MV Trans Asia 19
- Aug 2, 2020: Transported 16 passengers (15 LSIs, 1 APOR) via MV Trans Asia 20

Zamboanga-bound stranded individuals due to the non-availability of vessels are transported to Cagayan de Oro, where they will then be fetched by their respective local government units (LGUs) to their hometowns.

In step with the DOH protocols, all passengers and crew maintain a safe distance, and preventive measures are in place before, during, and after the voyage to avoid local transmission of COVID-19.



Trans-Asia Shipping Lines, Inc. (Trans-Asia) is a Cebu-based company with unsurpassed shipping experience in the Visayas-Mindanao area. It is one of the leaders in the field of cargo handling, passage, and route development, and has the safety and security of all its passengers on board as its topmost priority. Trans-Asia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure Holdings Corp. (Chelsea), the biggest shipping and logistics company in the Philippines.

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