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Typhoon Haiyan – Philippines Ports

Posted: 2nd December 2013

The following ports were in the path of the Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) as it passed through the Philippines. Hardest hit areas appear to be southern Samar and northern Leyte when the Typhoon was at its maximum strength. A tidal surge predicted at 2.3 m., but due to compression within the San Pedro Bay, possibly exceeded 5.0 m. A further tidal surge appears to have spread up the Sulu Sea on the back of the passing of the typhoon.


Damage seems to extend south to southern Cebu and north to parts of Masbate. The centre of the storm appears to have passed over the city of Ormoc on Leyte, running through the islands on a course of approximately 280° (T). As the typhoon progressed across the Philippines, it appears to have lost some of its force.

Below is a summary of what we at Shipping Guides Ltd., have been able to find out to date. Updates will be added as more information becomes available from areas currently without communication to the outside world.  


Functioning Normally:  

Major ports on Luzon and Mindanao operating normally.

Major Damage Confirmed:

Leyte:  Hilongos  |  Isabel  |  Ormoc  |  Palompon  |  San Isidro  |  Tacloban  |  Tanauan
Palawan:  Busuanga  |  Coron
Panay:  Estancia
Samar:  Basey  |  Borongan  |  Guiuan

Damage Confirmed:

Bohol:  Talibon  |  Tubigon  |  Ubay
Cebu:  Cebu
Leyte:  Baybay
Negros:  Bacolod (affected, with congestion)  |  Pulupandan
Panay:  Culasi  |   Dumaguit  |   Iloilo (affected, with congestion)
Samar:  Catbalogan
Visayan Sea:  Visayan Sea ports are affected by the Typhoon Haiyan

Major Damage Suspected:

Panay:  San Jose de Buenavista

Damage Suspected:

Bohol:  Tagbilaran
Cebu:  Sangi
Masbate:  Masbate
Negros:  Pulupandan