At least 6,405 passengers are currently stranded in several ports across Visayas and Mindanao.
This figure was given by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Spokesperson Romina Marasigan in a news briefing.
The harbors that have stranded passengers include Manila, Cebu, Tagbilaran, Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, Western Leyte, Southern Leyte and Dumaguete.
Ground reports from Matnog, Sorsogon say, the line of vehicles waiting to board inter-island vessels has stretched to about 8 kilometers from the port.
Some drivers say, they have been stranded for five days.
Meanwhile, the NDRRMC says, 4,300 families have fled to evacuation centers as tropical storm Vinta moves across Mindanao, in the vicinity of Bukidnon.
Previous tropical storm Urduja had forced around 705,000 families to seek shelter.
NDRRMC estimates, a total of 12,041 homes were damaged by Urduja.
Marasigan says, total loss in infrastructure and agriculture is over a billion pesos.
State of calamity was declared in at least 10 areas.