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PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station Hinigaran, CGSS Hinimamaylan and Bantay Dagat Hiningiran apprehended fishing banca “BBJ Katarungan” at the vicinity waters approximately 8.87 kilometers from shoreline of Barangay Gargato, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental last Sunday, July 29.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is urging the riding public to avoid engaging with colorum vessels which pose risks to safety and lives of people as they are not sanctioned by the PCG. This came after an incident last July 29, where an undocumented boat with 12 persons onboard sank 200 meters southwest of Light Station Culasi Point in Roxas City, Capiz.

PCG: The joint team of Philippine Coast Guard in El Nido and the Philippine Marines rendered rescue operations to a total of 48 people who were stranded triggered by heavy southwest monsoon or “habagat” in two separate events in El Nido last July 27.

Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Talisay together with Philippine National Police and Bantay Dagat apprehended two fishing bancas for conducting illegal fishing at the vicinity waters of Sorsogon Bay yesterday, 26 July.

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Western Samar together with PCG Auxiliary 1107th Squadron and Maritime Environmental Protection Unit conducted search and rescue (SAR) operation on a distressed motorbanca “Terrence” at vicinity water of Catbalogan City, Samar last Monday, July 23.

Elements of Coast Guard Station Romblon (CGS) Romblon is still searching for a fisherman who was reported missing since Sunday, July 22.

Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo together with PCG Maritime Law Enforcement (MARLEN), BRP Cabra (MRRV-4409) and operatives from BFAR Region VI and Municipal Bantay Dagat teams of Buenavista, San Lorenso , Sibunag and Nueva Valencia of Guimaras apprehended a fishing boat “MIC MIC” with six (6) crew onboard at the vicinity waters of approximately 6 nautical miles Southeast of Unisan Island, Nueva Valencia Guimaras on July 21, 2018.

Elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Calatagan together with Calatagan fisherfolks successfully rescued 57 passengers and 9 crew members after a motorbanca identified as Lucky Benjamin capsized due to big waves at vicinity waters off Brgy Calatagan Port, Calatagan Batangas yesterday, July 20.

PCG: The Coast Guard Education and Training Command (CGETC) graduated a total of 84 students taking up Coast Guard Familiarization and Indoctrination Course (CGFIC) today, 20 July at PCG Gymnasium, Coast Guard Base Farola in Binondo Manila.

Two CGFIC classes composed of 42 students each class were convened last 20 April 2018. Seaman First Class Francis A Buglosa PCG topped the CGFIC Class 01-2018 while Seaman First Class Antonio A Abelido Jr PCG ranked the highest in Class 02-2018.

In the same event, CGETC also held the convening ceremony of managerial and supervisory level courses, the Advance Leadership and Management Courses Class 26-2018 and Basic Leadership and Management Course Class 26-2018 as part of the CGETC’s career development program to enhance PCG personnel’s knowledge and skills in performing the mandates of the organization.

One week after the PCG intercepted 46 units of caliber 45 pistol and apprehended three personalities in Samboan, Cebu, the PCG apprehended last Thursday evening, July 19, two persons suspected of illegally transporting 10 pieces of caliber 38 revolvers, four pieces of caliber 45 pistols with inserted magazines without ammunitions and five extra caliber 45 pistol magazines in Samar.

PCG provided assistance in the medical evacuation of two children admitted with dengue fever in Itbayat, Batanes last July 18.

PCG: Coast Guard Station (CGS) Camarines Sur and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 5 apprehended the fishing banca “Reyanna” and “Rosie Moneth” at Calabanga, Camarines Sur yesterday, 17 July.

Personnel of Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV) 4404 “BRP Capones” and personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Aduana rendered assistance to M/V “St. Jhudiel”, a passenger ship vessel operated by 2GO Shipping Lines, after it experienced steering casualty due to big waves along vicinity waters off Shell Island in Cebu last Monday, July 16.

PCG: Joint team composed of Coast Guard Station Sual together with Marine Environmental Protection Unit North Western Luzon (MEPU-NWLZN) apprehended a fisherman conducting illegal fishing at vicinity waters near Team Energy Power Plant,Sual, Pangasinan yesterday, July 16.

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay apprehended the suspected motorbanca loaded with 50 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) tank beached at Manoc-Manoc Cargo Beaching Area, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan yesterday, July 15.

Joint personnel of Coast Guard K9- Central Visayas (CGK9-CV) and Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Bato intercepted forty six (46) units of caliber 45 pistols, magazines and apprehended three persons while conducting Maritime Security and Maritime Safety Administration inspection on 2 rolling cargoes bound for Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte from South Bus Terminal Cebu City via Samboan Lite Ferry port, Samboan Cebu yesterday, July 14.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station Sipalay successfully retrieved a floating cadaver who was drowned due to bad weather condition at the vicinity waters off Barangay 4, Sipalay City Negros Occidental yesterday, July 12.

PCG: Personnel from Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Carigara successfully rescued a female from drowning while having a swimming venture at vicinity of Port Area, Carigara, Leyte last July 12.

A certain Mr. Welfredo Alvarez, 21 years old, a resident of Brgy. Jugaban, Carigara appeared at said sub station and reported a drowning incident involving the victim identified as Ms. Marjorie Anne Gabines, 33 years old, who was together with her mother, Mrs. Rosalina Gabines, 52 years old, both residents of Brgy. Punong, Carigara.

Investigation revealed that Gabines and her mother were swept away to the deeper portion of the water due to strong current in the area. Her mother immediately sought help from people currently at the site of the incident but failed to render rescue due to strong current.

 

The Philippine Coast Guard Islander and Air Force C295v successfully evacuated 82 patients, 59 adults and 23 children in Batanes from July 04-09, 2018.

PCG: Personnel of Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV) 4401 “BRP Tubattaha” together with medical and search operations unit personnel of Coast Guard Southeastern Mindanao, Search and Rescue Vessel (SARV) 3501 “BRP Ilocos Norte” and PCG Auxiliary conducted a medical evacuation of an ailing crew of MV Global Innovator last Monday, July 9 2018 at approximately 5 nautical miles of Kaganuhan Point in Davao Oriental.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Butuan still continues its inspection after a vessel, “LCT Islander-10”, carrying 25,969 liters of diesel fuel without cargo onboard ran aground at shoreline of Brgy Tinigbasan, Tubay, Agusan del Norte last 08 July.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) announced today the reorganization of its major units and district commanders nationwide.

PCG Commandant Admiral Elson Hermogino cited the professional and career advancement of the senior officers as the main reason for their reassignment.

Rear Admiral Leopoldo V Laroya assumed as Commander of Maritime Safety Services Command (MSSC) from Rear Admiral Joel S Garcia who was recently designated as the Deputy Commandant for Administration.

PCG: Multi-Role Response Vessel (MRRV) 4401, BRP Tubbataha of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the 105-meter Patrol vessel Large with Helicopter (PLH-02) Tsugaru of the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) conducted an Anti-Piracy Measures with communication and maneuvering exercises, and passing honors at the vicinity waters off South of Cape San Agustin, Davao Oriental last Wednesday, July 04.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, Admiral Elson E Hermogino has activated its “Oplan Kahandaan: Typhoon Season” and directed all Coast Guard units nationwide to be prepared and initiate proactive measures to prevent/minimize loss of lives and properties from maritime and land-based accidents in anticipation to the onset of rainy season this year.

Personnel from Coast Guard Station (CGS) Curimao together with Search Operation Unit of Northwestern Luzon and Coast Guard Substation Bacarra retrieved a body of a drowned teenager in Brgy 22 Catuguing, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte yesterday, July 04.

The victim was identified as John Harvey Manglanlan, 18 years old, resident of Brgy. 22 Catuguing, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte.

According to the report, Manglanlan was under the influence of alcohol when he jumped over the dam in their barangay.

139 persons were successfully rescued from a joint anti-human smuggling operations of the Philippine Coast Guard and the National Bureau of Investigation after apprehending a 5,746 Gross-Tonned old cruise/passenger ship bound for Micronesia registered as “M/V Forever Lucky” with 41 crew onboard at 1AM today July 03.

PCG: PCG continues search for the three (3) missing fishermen onboard distressed motorbanca named “Batuzai” at vicinity waters off between Plaridel and Oroquieta, Misamis Occidental yesterday, July 30.

The incident was reported to Coast Guard Station Iligan by Mrs. Rechel M Pasignajen and Mrs. Kharlie C Embalsado, residents of Barangay Tambacan, Iligan City.

The three (3) missing fishermen were identified as Mr. Arnie Pasignajen, 41, Mr. Russel Embalsado, 29 and Mr. Boboy Durian, 30 respectively.

Personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station Isabela, together with personnel from K9, Bureau of Fire Protection, and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) rendered assistance to the fire victims of Brgy Diki, Malamawi Island in Isabela City, Basilan yesterday, July 30.

Fire marshals from Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) said that it took them two (2) hours before they finally declared that the fire was out. The fire destroyed more than two hundred (200) houses. One thousand (1,000) families were affected by the said mishap.

PCG. The elements of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Sangali successfully rescued the two (2) crew of Tugboat Zambo Sun which ran aground at the vicinity waters of Barangay Anicahan, Zamboanga City on July 26.

Upon receiving the report thru VHF radio, the personnel of CGSS Sangali immediately conducted search and rescue operation and found the Tugboat Zambo Sun at vicinity waters off Anicahan at 6:26 PM, and subsequently conducted towing operations.

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Mobile Team (CGMT) in Padre Burgos successfully rescued two (2) fishermen onboard an unregistered fishing banca “Mahal” after encountering an engine trouble at vicinity waters 250 meters away from the shoreline of Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte yesterday, July 26.

Information received from a certain Mr Roque Rason, an employee of Southern Leyte Divers of Padre Burgos, disclosed that he sighted two waving fishermen asking for help. 

Immediately, search and rescue team of CGMT Padre Burgos scoured the reported vicinity and successfully rescued the two fishermen namely; Jeppy Ras (19 years old) and Efren Yanna (50 years old) both residents of Brgy. Mabini, Hibas in Padre Burgos.

PCG: Four (4) million worth of forest products were successfully apprehended by the PCG and other local operatives after a joint operation at Brgy Baac, Sogod, Southern Leyte last Monday, July 24.

PCG: Joint personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Guiuan, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and local police apprehended a total of 16 unregistered bancas for using air compressors while fishing at vicinity waters off Guiuan, Eastern Samar last Monday, July 24.

Accordingly, said fishing bancas violated Section 68 of Municipal Ordinance No.7 series of 2010, which bans the use of compressor within municipal waters as accessories in fishing.

The team boarded the apprehended fishing bancas and confiscated 16 units of compressor tanks, 15 bundles of compressor hoses, and 14 units of compressors. Confiscated items were turned over to BFAR Guiuan for impoundment/custodial safekeeping.  

PCG: Headquarters Coast Guard K9 Group conducted facility tour and capability demonstration of Coast Guard Working Dogs (CGWD) to the thirty-six (36) trainees and two instructors onboard JCG PL-21 (KOJIMA) at HCGK9 Group, CG Base Taguig, Lower Bicutan, Taguig City as part of their Philippine Coast Guard five-day facility tour on or about 2 P.M. last Monday, July 24.

PCG: A total of eight million nine hundred fifty thousand pesos (P8,950,000) was intercepted by Coast Guard authorities from a passenger of M/V Lady Mary Joy 3 – a passenger/cargo vessel owned by Aleson Shipping Lines at 3pm yesterday, July 24 at Zamboanga City Port Passenger Terminal.

 

PCG: The personnel of the Coast Guard in Clearing Outpost (COP) and Municipal Police Station General Luna successfully rescued twenty-two (22) passengers of the capsized motorbanca at the vicinity waters of Naked Island, General Luna, Surigao Del Norte on July 23.

PCG: The joint team of Coast Guard Station Surigao Quick Response Team and PNP Maritime Group conducted search and rescue operation of a distressed motorbanca with two (2) passengers onboard which encountered engine trouble at the vicinity waters off Surigao City on July 23.

A certain PO2 Sarah Torillo PNP, the victims’ daughter reported the incident to CGS Surigao.

The elements of CGS Surigao together with the PNP Maritime Group immediately conducted search and rescue operation and successfully found the distressed motorbanca at vicinity waters of Surigao City and conducted towing operation thereat.

PCG. An ailing Filipino crew of a Norwegian-flagged tanker vessel, MT Bow Neon was successfully evacuated by the Philippine Coast Guard last night, July 23.

Bahalla Andrew Calipes, 43, suffered from stroke which resulted to the weakness of his face, right arm, hand, leg and inability to speak.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Danao is still searching for an eight year old boy who went missing while on a swimming venture at Tambuki Falls, Brgy. Manlayag, Danao City on July 16.

 The victim was identified as Pepe Derecho, a resident of Sitio Timubo, Brgy. Cabungahan, Danao City, Cebu.

According to reports, the victim was with his elder brother who went swimming at Tambuki Falls when a strong current suddenly occurred in the area due to heavy rains, causing them to drown.

PCG: Fifty (50) passengers composed of 43 adults and seven (7) children and eight (8) crew of the wooden-hulled fishing vessel F/B Lady Alwena were rescued by the SAR team of Coast Guard Station Zamboanga after she encountered engine trouble and drifted towards vicinity waters off Lamitan, Basilan on July 14.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Calapan detained a truck loaded with coconut lumber at Calapan Port in Oriental Mindoro which will be transported outside the province last July 11 amid the ban in cutting coconut trees nationwide.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay successfully rescued a man at vicinity waters approximately 400 meters away from Cagban Jetty Port in Boracay Island last July 13.

Immediately, Coast Guard Deployable Response Team (DRT) conducted search and rescue operations and spotted the man floating near Cagban Jetty Port. The team rescued the victim identified as Mr Jim Olis and was brought to the said port for immediate assistance.

Information received from Caticlan Boracay Motorboat Service Cooperative personnel revealed that Olis allegedly jumped overboard from one of the cargo plying from the Sea Breeze Cargo Area to Manoc-Manoc, Cargo Area. However, further reports said that Olis was not onboard in any motorbanca or cargo but was trying to swim across Tabon Strait from Sitio Tabon Baybay, Barangay Caticlan to Cagban Jetty Port.

 PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Substation Victorias is still on search for a reported missing fisherman at Brgy. Tuburan, E.B Magalona, Negros Occidental yesterday, July 15.

The victim was identified as Mr. Ricardo Delacruz, 62 years old, resident of Brgy. Tuburan, E.B. Magallona, Negros Occidental.

 According to the report, Delacruz was suffering from epilepsy. He went on fishing venture yesterday onboard his non-motorized fishing banca painted with a combination of color green and white at said municipality and failed to return home.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Substation Culion apprehended two fishermen for alleged illegal fishing activities at vicinity waters off Dipalian Island, Culion, Palawan last Friday, July 14.

A certain Mrs. Lucile Castro, a resident of Barangay Balala, Culion Palawan reported to the Coast Guard that an unnamed fishing banca was allegedly conducting dynamite fishing activities in the abovementioned area.

Upon organizing a joint MARPAT Patrol, personnel of CGSS Culion together with personnel of Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) of Culion, Palawan, the team immediately proceeded to the area and sighted a suspicious unnamed fishing boat painted white and blue. After inspection, the team found the following items onboard:

ITEMS ONBOARD  
½ Container  Fuel
3 pcs  Fish net (Sibot)
220 kgs  Fish (Tala kitok)

PCG: Motor Pump Boat Sabturiya, a wooden hulled cargo vessel, was reported to have encountered engine trouble and drifted towards vicinity waters off Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City yesterday, July 15.

PCG: Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Aroroy personnel continued its search and rescue operations for a child who went missing after a motor banca “Dexter Dave” capsized at the vicinity waters off Brgy Gumahang, Aroroy, Masbate last July 13.

The victim was identified as Rea Rose B Molo, seven years old.

Information revealed that said motor banca departed Bulan, Sorsogon last July 12 enroute to Carles, Iloilo when they encountered strong winds prevailing in the area which caused the motor banca to capsize. 

Rear Admiral Donna L Cottrell United States Coast Guard (USCG), Director of Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) West paid a courtesy visit to the Officer-In-Charge, Philippine Coast Guard, Commodore Joel S Garcia PCG Ph.D., H.D., Al-haj, at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in Manila this morning, July 13.

PCG: Despite pulling out of personnel in Luzon to be assigned in Mindanao Districts in addressing the immediate needs of people affected by the Marawi siege, PCG reassured the public that all Coast Guard units nationwide are initiating proactive measures to prevent/minimize loss of lives attributed to maritime incidents that may be caused by the rainy season and expected threats of typhoons that may likely to hit the country.

 

PCG: Twenty-two (22) graduating PMMA Cadets from the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) formally took their oaths as Probationary Ensign during a traditional dinner and reception at HPCG Function Hall, Port Area Manila on July 03, 2017.

 

PCG: To expand the international horizons and help grow the friendly relationship between Coast Guard agencies, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has recently sent its contingent for week-long International Junior Officers and Cadets Conference at the Japan Coast Guard Academy (JCGA) in Hiroshima, Japan last 20-26 June 2017.

Coast Guard Substation Estancia personnel is still on search for the reported passenger of M/V “Saint Michael the Archangel” who fell onboard while said vessel was underway at the vicinity waters off Estancia, Iloilo yesterday, July 01.

The team conducted Search and Rescue Operations at vicinity waters between Calagnaan Island and Balbagon Island but yielded negative result. They also proceeded to Brgy. Buenavista, Talunanan Island, Carles, Iloilo and coordinated with the barangay captains and residents of the nearby coastal barangays and to advised them report to the nearest coast guard and local police station if the victim is sighted.

Twenty four (24) passengers and eight (8) crew onboard Mbca “Rye Xanne were rescued and assisted by Coast Guard Substation Roxas after subject motor banca hit her starboard side to Basilan Port in Brgy. Roxas, Province of Dinagat Island last Friday, June 30.

Investigation conducted to Mr. Roland L Lanquino, skipper of the mbca “Rye Xanne”, revealed that the vessel was bound to Albor, Province of Dinagat when he decided to proceed to Brgy. Roxas of Dinagat Island to submit pertinent documents at CGSS Roxas. 

While approaching the port, the Chief Engineer failed to hear the sound signal to stop her engine causing her to continuously move and later hit the port. She incurred damages on her outrigger and cracks on the starboard side of her hull.

Stranded passengers, vessels, motor bancas and rolling cargoes due to #TSCarina.

  Passengers  Vessels  Motor bancas  Rolling cargoes 
Bicol  91 3 3 -
TOTAL  91 3 3 -

All PCG units are advised to ensure strict implementation of HPCG Memorandum Circular Number 02-13 (Guidelines on Movement of Vessels during Heavy Weather).

PCG: 36 stranded passengers and nine crew members of a passenger/cargo vessel were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard at the vicinity waters of Zapatos Island, Balud, Masbate yesterday.

M/Bca Mariane reportedly damaged its propeller shaft while underway to Roxas City, Capiz from Jintotolo Island, Balud, Masbate.

Upon receipt of information, PO1 Apuya PCG and ASN Tansiongco PCG of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Calumpang immediately hired a boat to assist the stranded passengers and to tow the distressed vessel to Roxas City.

All passengers were found to be in good physical condition.

PO1 Apuya advised the owner/operator to file for a marine protest upon arrival at her next port of call.

PCG: A four year old boy remains missing in Barangay Maybato Sur, San Jose, Antique.

The child was identified as Nielboy Agbon.

He was last seen last Sunday playing and swimming along the shoreline of Maybato North with his playmates. It was only until 6:00 PM of the same day that his parents realized he was missing.

Coast Guard Station (CGS) San Jose De Buenavista immediately dispatched a team to search for Nielboy but the search and rescue operations was temporarily terminated due to poor visibility at the area.

The search for the missing boy continues up to this day.

PCG: Search operations continue for four men who went missing since Saturday at the vicinity waters of Divilacan, Isabela.

The victims were crew members and captain of M/B Norlyn and were enroute to Real, Quezon last July 16.

According to Merlina Agarpao, owner of the boat, the men and her vessel failed to arrive at her destination.

The personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Maconacon immediately coordinated with the fisher folks and motor boats within the area for possible sightings of the missing men, and to render assistance if sighted.

Further, other PCG sub-stations at the area of Aurora were directed to conduct shore patrol and to disseminate the information within their areas of responsibility.

Coast Guard District North Western Luzon (CGDNWLZN) – Dental Station headed by LT LORECEL S BAUTISTA PCG together with the Philippine Dental Association (PDA) La Union Chapter and Maglaya Medical-Legal Mission jointly conducted a dental mission to the residents of Brgy. Sobredillo, Caba La Union at Sobredillo Full Chapel last July 9.

PCG: Three passengers of an ill-fated motor boat were rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard in Caramoan, Camarines Sur yesterday, July 14. 

The vessel M/Bca Joseph Mel was left drifting at sea when its engine failed due to a split spring on its cylinder head. It was supposedly bound for Infanta, Quezon from Ticao Island, Masbate when the incident occurred. 

The incident was reported by a certain Elmo Gomez Jr. to the personnel of Coast Guard District Bicol (CGDBCL) and informed that three persons are stranded at sea to include his father who the boat captain. 

 

PCG: The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) vessel PHL02 Tsugaru arrived and dock at South Harbor, Manila today, July 11 to conduct the 6th Joint Maritime Law Enforcement (MARLEN) Exercise together with the Philippine Coast Guard.

Nineteen (19) Officers and crew onboard Barge “Castor 2” was successfully transferred by Coast Guard Station Tagbilaran personnel to M/Tug “Pollux 5” after the said barge ran aground at approximately 85 meters away from the shoreline of Momo Beach.

Said vessel was loaded with 2,000 cubic meters of gravel and sand and was enroute to Panglao, Bohol from Tandayag, Negros Oriental.

While transiting at vicinity waters off Santander, Cebu, she was suddenly hit by big waves and strong winds which cause the starboard side of the barge to go half-submerged and subsequently ran aground at the shallow waters of Momo Beach, Panglao, Bohol.

PCG: Two drowned girls were separately found dead near the shoreline of Magsingal, Ilocos Sur a day after they were reported missing by their family. 

Bea B. Tamargo, 10, was found lifeless last 26 July, 25 meters off the shoreline of Brgy. Alangan, Magsingal,  while Maricar Tab, 9, was seen floating five meters off the same coastal village. 

Another victim, Germinine Ascano, 21, was also found dead.

PCG: The Coast Guard Education and Training Command (CGETC) of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will be launching a symposium focused on the maritime security and law enforcement this morning, 28th of July to be held at Luneta Hotel, TM Kalaw Avenue in Manila.

The third symposium on trending topics and developments dubbed as “Maritime Education: A Sine Qua Non To Maritime Security and Maritime Law Enforcement” will be attended by the Deputy Executive Director of the National Coast Watch Council Secretariat, Rear Admiral Roberto De Vera Santos, and PCG Commandant, Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena PCG as keynote speakers. 

The event aims to adopt a road map of building maritime security and maritime law enforcement capacity for improved management of maritime environment through education.

PCG: A 33 gross ton fishing boat was apprehended by the Philippine Coast Guard in Palawan last Tuesday, July 21, due to several maritime violations in the vicinity waters of Barangay Calindangan, Aracelo. 

F/Bca Shiela HPV and its 10 crew members was found by the seaborne patrol of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Araceli 500 meters away from Barangay Calindangan's shoreline, buying fishes from the local fisher folks. 

Boarding inspection revealed that the said fishing boat has no coastwise license, its boat captain likewise has no license, there is no marine diesel mechanic, and all crew were operating unlicensed.

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Roxas rescued three fishermen from their capsized motor banca at the vicinity waters of Roxas, Palawan last Wednesday, July 22.

Initial reports revealed that a certain Bing Beltran of Barangay IV, Roxas, Palawan informed CGSS Roxas that F/Bca Johnrex is in need of assistance. 

Immediately, the Coast Guard conducted a search and rescue (SAR) operation and eventually sighted the capsized motor banca. The team rescued the three fishermen onboard identified as Allan Ochaena, 34 years old, Arieston Soria, 32 years old and Joven Onico, 23 years old who were all in good physical condition.

 

PCG: A total of 44 new lighthouse keepers took their oath before Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena at PCG headquarters in Manila today.

During his speech, Admiral Isorena congratulated said personnel for their appointment as additional force to the lighthouse keepers of the PCG. Isorena acknowledged the importance of their role in increasing the operational efficiency of lighthouses and expected them to perform their duties and responsibilities well as lighthouses are significant navigational aids especially in municipal areas near coastlines. 

Said lighthouse keepers will be assigned in different Coast Guard districts to maintain various lighthouses in the country.

PCG: A 37-year old victim was rescued from human trafficking by a composite rescue team in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi last Tuesday, July 21.

The victim Maria Victoria Sarco Cerna, 37 years old, married and a resident of Purok Madua Sur, Duero, Bohol was found onboard MV Trisha Kerstin 2 enroute from Zamboanga City bound for Bongao.

The duty Sea Marshall onboard said vessel reported the incident to the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Bongao and a composite rescue team was immediately deployed composed of joint operatives from said Station, Coast Guard Field Station Bongao, PNP Maritime Police, PNP Tawi-Tawi Provincial Police Office, Philippine Marines, Municipal Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking-Sea Base Anti-Trafficking Force, and DSWD.

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSSS) Dagupan retrieved the cadaver of a drowned man who was under the influence of alcohol in Manaoag, Pangasinan last Tuesday, July 21.

The victim, identified as Nestor Reyes Daus, 49 years old, went swimming with his son-in-law across Aloragat River. Daus was dragged by strong current and drowned. 

Upon receiving the incident report from Mayor Kim Amador of Manaoag, Pangasinan, Coast Guard Station (CGS) Sual immediately deployed its personnel from CGSS Dagupan to conduct a shore patrol for Daus.

PCG: One Meralco Foundation (OMF) Inc. and City of Marikina with support from the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA), Philippine Red Cross, Pepsi Cola Products Philippines and Glad have launched a project on disaster preparedness through Salbabote held at Marikina Riverbanks in Barangay J Dela Peña, Marikina last Tuesday, 21 July.

The ceremonial turnover of Salbabote to the residents of Marikina was graced by Governor Jay Jalandoni of the Philippine Red Cross; Honorable Del De Guzman, Marikina City Mayor; Honorable Fabian Cadiz, Marikina City Vice Mayor; Mr Melvin Cruz, City Administrator of Marikina City; Rear Admiral Valentin B Prieto Jr PCGA; Mr Ferdie Geluz, Vice President and Meralco Head of Central Business Area; Mr Joe Zaldarriaga, Head of Meralco Public Information Office; Mr Jeffrey Tarayao ,President of OMF Inc.; Ms Jika Dalupan, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications, Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Incorporated; and Ms Marites Dagdag, President of Clorox International Philippines, Incorporated (Glad).

PCG: Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena, Commandant Philippine Coast Guard spearheaded the donning and oath-taking ceremony of the forty one newly commissioned PCG ensigns at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard today, July 21. The ceremony was also attended by Rear Admiral William M Melad, PCG Deputy Commandant, Captain Oscar C Endona Jr, Chief of Coast Guard Staff and other heads of offices.

PCG: The personnel of Coast Guard Sub-station (CGSS) Nasugbu, together with barangay rescue team and civilian volunteers, retrieved the body of a reported drowning victim in Lian, Batangas last Saturday, July 18.

The victim identified as Jose Ragasa, 52 years old and resident of Mambungan, Antipolo City, drowned while swimming 100 meters away from the shoreline of Linid B Resort in Brgy Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas. 

Upon receipt of the information, CGSS Nasugbu and civilian divers conducted search and rescue operation onboard a rubber boat. The team sighted the cadaver 200 meters off the shoreline of Sitio Ligtasin, Brgy Luhayan, Lian Batangas.

PCG: One of the missing policemen who were reported missing since Tuesday, July 14, in Romblon was found dead at the shoreline of San Fernando, Camarines Sur.

The cadaver of PO1 Imee Magada was retrieved by the Coast Guard along the shore of Brgy. Cotmo, San Fernando.

According to Daniel Marco, barangay chairman of Bical, San Fernando, a lifeless body was seen floating in Brgy. Cotmo, wearing yellow shirt and black shorts.

PCG: One of the missing policemen who were reported missing since Tuesday, July 14, in Romblon was found dead at the shoreline of San Fernando, Camarines Sur.

The cadaver of PO1 Imee Magada was retrieved by the Coast Guard along the shore of Brgy. Cotmo, San Fernando.

According to Daniel Marco, barangay chairman of Bical, San Fernando, a lifeless body was seen floating in Brgy. Cotmo, wearing yellow shirt and black shorts.

PCG: Three stranded tourists and a guide were rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) El Nido from a distressed motor boat 100 meters off Small Lagoon Island last Friday, July 16.

The incident was reported to the Coast Guard by the boat owner, Liza Taba, who stated that M/Bca Christian Mark encountered engine trouble at the said vicinity.

Accordingly, the boat skippered by John Pomedia was carrying two foreign tourists, one Filipino, and a tour guide.

PCG: No signs of oil spill were found within the vicinity waters where MV Alam Manis ran aground yesterday, according to reports made by the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Salomague.

Nonetheless, oil spill boom equipment was provided by the Philippine Coast Guard to prevent any possibility of such incidents.

Further investigation conducted by CGS Salomague revealed that MV Alam Manis was enroute to China to deliver its cargo of nickel ore.

PCG: 20 Filipino seafarers were rescued yesterday from a Singaporean-flagged ship that ran aground one nautical mile off Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur.

The 231 gross tonnage MV Alam Manis was reportedly battered by huge swells that drenched its nickel ore cargo, causing the vessel to lose its stability until it listed and eventually agrounded.

MV Alam Manis was enroute to Balintang Channel when the incident occurred.

PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard in Romblon are still searching for two police officers who were reported missing yesterday by P/INS Manual Fernandez, Chief of Police of Romblon. 

Investigation revealed that PO1 Imee Magada and PO2 Paul Masajo departed Barangay Cajimos, Romblon last Tuesday, around 1:00 pm, onboard motor banca Joanna Karla owned by the latter. Both were bound for Banton Island but have failed to reach their destination and have not yet contacted anyone up to this date. 

Magada and Masajo were reportedly assigned at the Banton Municipal Police Station. 

PCG: The lifeless body of Janeele M. Castro, 11, was found floating two kilometers from the shoreline of Sinukalan River where she slipped and drowned last Sunday, July 12.

The cadaver was sighted two kilometers from the drowning site by the search and rescue team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Sual, PNP-Sta. Barbara, PDRRMC-Lingayen and MDRRMC-Sta. Barbara. 

Janeele was last seen gathering garbage "pangangalakal" at the river's shoreline around 8:00 am of Sunday. 

PCG Commandant Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena, graced the blessing of the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force (HCGRF) facilities during its thanksgiving activity at Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila today, 16 July.

PCG: The Search and Rescue (SAR) team of the Philippine Coast Guard in Sual, Pangasinan continues searching for an 11-year old girl who reportedly drowned at Sinukalan River yesterday morning and remains missing. 

The victim identified as Janelle M. Castro, was seen gathering garbage "pangangalakal" around 8:00 am at the river when she accidentally slipped and drowned. 

The incident was reported by Col. Oro (ret) of PDRRMC to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Sual who immediately proceed to the area to conduct a search and rescue operations. 

PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard in San Fernando, La Union have successfully rescued five fishermen who were left floating at sea when another fishing vessel slammed into their boat and punctured its hull last Friday, July 10. 

Accordingly, while on a fishing venture onboard FB Mercy Joy V at the vicinity waters of Barangay Narvacan, Sto. Tomas when they were accidentally hit by FB Mary 1 on the starboard side. 

The capsized boat left the fishermen drifting at sea. 

PCG: Joint elements of the Coast Guard, Navy, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), and the Bureau of Customs (BOC) successfully intercepted a fishing vessel loaded with sacks of endangered seashells in Olango Island, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu last Thursday, July 09.

Intelligence information revealed that a blue fishing boat was allegedly loaded with undetermined volume of imported cooking oil from Malaysia.

Immediately, the personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGS) Mandaue, together with Coast Guard Field Station Central Visayas (FSCV), Naval Intelligence Security Group (NISG), and Bureau of Customs (BOC) Region VII, proceeded to Barangay Baring, Olango Island to verify the report.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard and local police in Danao, Cebu retrieved a cadaver seen floating at the vicinity waters of Barangay Estaca in Compostela, Cebu last July 09.

The victim identified as Romer Bayanola, 22 years old, male and a resident of Maracas, Lahug, Cebu City, reportedly went fishing with a certain Analiza C. Del Mundo last July 08 at said barangay but was drifted away from the shore due to strong winds.

Del Mundo managed to swim back to shore safely and was brought by concerned residents to Barangay Captain Leonida Goc-ong of Barangay Estaca where she was given medical treatment.

PCG: Three Filipino fishermen were rescued by the crew of a foreign bulk carrier more or less 84 NM off Lawigan, Mati, Davao Oriental last Sunday, July 5 around 1 PM .

The survivors rescued by MV Spring Zephyr were identified as follows: Edwin D Mayordomo, 29 years old, married, resident of barangay Fatima, General Santos City; Adel D De Filipe, 30 years old, married, resident of Purok Masunorin, Barangay San Isidro, General Santos City; and Eugene G Pepito, 30 years old, single, resident of Sarangani province.

Personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Dapa received a call from Coast Guard Station (CGS) Surigao on July 06 informing that the crew of MV Spring Zephyr intends to evacuate said rescued victims 11 NM east of General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte. The Search and Rescue (SAR) team of CGSS Dapa immediately rendered assistance to the above mentioned victims.

PCG: A 125-meter long barge owned by San Miguel Corporation drifted and ran aground near the shoreline at vicinity waters of Vigan, Ilocos Sur at the height of Typhoon Egay on Monday, July 6.

PO3 Rommel Yden PCG, duty operations staff of the Coast Guard District North Western Luzon (CGDNWLZN) reported to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Salomague that the “Floating Dock Daigo” reportedly ran aground approximately 50 yards from the shoreline of Sta. Catalina.

Surging waves and rough weather brought on by Typhoon Egay, however, kept the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Nirvacan from establishing contact with the vessel.

PCG: PCG Commandant Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena PCG spearheaded the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Philippine Coast Guard and Great Seas Mariners Training and Assessment Center Inc. (GSMTACI) at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard today, July 8.

PCG: Office of the Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection of the Philippine Coast Guard recently held a two-day conference on marine environmental protection (MEP) held at The Hub, Rizal Park, Manila on 07-08 July.

The workshop was participated by 12 Marine Environmental Protection Unit Commanders and personnel of Marine Environmental Protection Command.

The event aims to address the activities on how to mitigate and adapt to the effect of climate change, review the current procedures and to discuss different issues and concerns encountered by MEP inspectors in their areas of responsibilities.

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Coron rescued all passengers from a distressed motor boat in Marily Island, Culion, Palawan last Monday, June 29. 

The incident was reported by Kagawad Wilson Prudente of Barangay San Miguel, Linapacan, Palawan, stating that MBca Lean Carlo encountered engine trouble while transporting five passengers and a skipper. 

The survivors were identified as Skipper Jerson Zumarga, 25 years old, Hernando Uztares-55 years old, Evangeline Uztares-55 years olad, Lucita Magbanua-68 years old, Jerson Zumaraga-25 years old, and Bernabe De Jesus-22 years old.

 

Rear Admiral Cecil R Chen PCG, the commander of Coast Guard Fleet presided the turn-over ceremony of the Coast Guard Special Operations Group (CGSOG) at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force (HCGRF), Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila yesterday, 02 July.

Motorbanca Kim Nirvana-B of 33.58 Gross Tonnage with 187 persons onboard composed of 173 passengers and 14 crewmembers capsized at vicinity 200 meters from Port of Ormoc while underway enroute to Pilar Camotes Island, Cebu at around 12:15PM yesterday, 02 July.

As of 6AM, today, 03 July, Coast Guard Action Center in Manila has recorded a total of 134 rescued passengers and 38 casualties while 15 are still missing.

Coast Guard District Eastern Vizayas is still conducting a 24/7 search and rescue operations to the missing passengers in the area of incident. Personnel from Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA), Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Ormoc City Government and other local government units have also augmented in the said rescue operations.

PCG: The joint team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Zamboanga and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) IX confiscated four sacks of dried shark’s skin while conducting vessel inspection onboard a cargo vessel at the Port of Zamboanga City last Monday, July 28.

PCG: Coast Guard elements in Claveria, Cagayan continues searching for two children who went missing while playing at the fish port yesterday, July 29.

The missing children who were suspected to have drowned are Althea Dalisay, 5 years old, and Kristel Aludino, 4 years old.

Meanwhile, the body of Rex Ivan Aludino, 5, was recovered shortly after the incident was reported to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Claveria. 

He was brought to Layus Hospital for medical treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival.

PCG: CDR JUDE THADDEUS M BESINGA PCG leads the blessing of 39 units Toyota Innova staff cars at the Cunanan Wharf, Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard this morning. The acquisition of the vehicles is part of the capability enhancement of the PCG.

PCG: Two drowning incidents were reported earlier this week involving a retired police officer and a grade six pupil in Pangasinan and Antique, respectively.

The first victim was identified as Ferdinand G. Urbano, 66, and a retired PNP personnel. 

Investigations revealed that Urbano was under the influence of alcohol when he jumped off San Jose Bridge in Lingayen, Pangasinan and drowned. 

PCG: A boat captain was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician at the Jesus Colmenares District Hospital on July 22 after incurring serious head injury from a bout with his chief engineer while at sea in Carles, Iloilo.

The victim, Elmer Escalicas, 39 years old, was reportedly arguing with his chief engineer identified as Juanito Desamparado for still unknown reasons while onboard Skipboat-1.

Escalicas, armed with a knife, tried to attack Desamparado who swiftly defended himself and hit the victim with a wooden chair in the head. 

PCG: Crew members of a domestic cargo vessel were found safe and in good physical condition after said vessel ran aground in Romblon last Tuesday, July 22.

Information received by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Romblon revealed that MV Seaborne Cargo 1 ran aground on a muddy portion of the sea while entering Looc Anchorage in Romblon.

According to the investigation, MV Seaborne Cargo 1 departed Pier 18 North Harbour, Manila in the evening of July 21 carrying 29 container vans, a rolling cargo, compressor and various construction materials that were bound for Nasipit, Butuan. 

PCG: A motor boat carrying two passengers accidentally capsized at the vicinity waters of Bataraza, Palawan when its freeboard broke at the height of Tropical Storm Henry last Tuesday, July 22.

The unnamed motor boat was supposedly bound for Barangay Sumbiling in Sitio Tagdalungon, Palawan when it encountered unfavourable sea and weather conditions that subsequently broke its freeboard.

 

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard Commandant, Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena welcomes the members of the United Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) who will conduct a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Detection and Inspection Equipment Training to the PCG personnel on July 22-25 at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard. The said training aims to equip the participants with knowledge and skills to detect and interdict the trafficking of WMD and related materials within the Philippine territorial waters and at key seaports, and to enhance PCG’s capability on maritime domain awareness.

Philippine Coast Guard Scholarship Foundation prexy Mrs. Janet S. Sibayan formally receives the 100,000 cash prize awarded to the PCG for the best contingent to the First UNTV Rescue Summit 2014 held at the World Trade in Pasay City last June 25-26. 

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard Commandant, Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena welcomes the delegates of the 22nd Port State Control (PSC) Officers in Asia Pacific Region Seminar and workshop on Effective Implementation of International Convention at the Diamond Hotel, Manila this morning, 21 July.

PCG: Three teenagers died from drowning after falling off an unmarked fishing canoe at the Ansalangan River, Negros Occidental. 

The victims identified as Jason Baladhay, 17; Michael Kint Pueda, 17; and Roniel Milaflores, 19, were reportedly fishing with two others along Ansalangan River last Monday, July 14, when their boat was carried away by strong river surge.

The three teenagers fell off the boat and disappeared.

PCG: PCG Commandant, Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena has lauded the efforts of the  personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Sta Clara for rescuing five crew members of a half-submerged mooring tug in Batangas last Wednesday, July 16 during the onslaught of Typhoon Glenda.

MTug Soteria 2 drifted towards the module yard of AG&P Pier Site due to big waves and strong winds and was unable to maneuver to safety until it submerged.

The incident report was received by Coast Guard Station (CGS) Batangas from A.J. Abaya of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO).

Consolidated report on stranded passengers/vessels/rolling cargoes/motor banca.

STRANDED Passengers Rolling Cargoes Vessels Motor Banca
Coast Guard District Central Visayas        
CGS Tagbilaran 246 7 3 -
CGS Cebu 212 9 9 1
Coast Guard District Bicol        
CGS CamSur 42 - - -
TOTAL 500 16 12 1

PCG: A Hongkong flagged vessel successfully rescued four fishermen at the west coast of Mindoro Island yesterday, July 16.

The four fishermen of the unnamed motorbanca were identified as Antonio Bon (36 years old, skipper), Marjhon Aballe (21 years old), Jaymar Selen (18 years old) and Arjay Mojeco (18 years old), all residents of Sitio Calangigan, Occidental Mindoro.

Said fishermen were conducting fishing venture at Busuanga, Palawan since last 09 July.

PCG: As of 11 AM today, approximately 36 passengers, and 1 motor banca are stranded due to Tropical Storm Glenda.

1. Camarines Sur, BICOL- 16 

2. Coron, PALAWAN- 20

with a total of one stranded motorbanca.

PCG: As of 8AM today, approximately 1,193 passengers, 176 rolling cargoes, 23 vessels and 15 motor bancas are stranded due to Tropical Storm Glenda.

1. NCR-CENTRAL LUZON- 740 covering the ff ports of:

  • Manila- North Harbor with a total of 4 stranded vessels namely MV ST AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, MV ST LEO THE GREAT, MV ST MICHEAL THE ARCHANGEL and MV PRINCESS OF THE SOUTH
  • Bataan- Port of Lamao, Bataan with 1 stranded vessel namely MT SAUSALITO
  • Laguna- with 4 stranded motor bancas

2. BICOL- 88 covering the ff areas of:

  • Sorsogon- 60
  • Camarines Sur- 28

PCG: As of 8PM today, approximately 4,937  passengers, 406 rolling cargoes, 33 vessels and 20 motor bancas are stranded due to Tropical Storm Glenda.

1. NCR-CENTRAL LUZON- 740 covering the ff ports of:
 
Manila- North Harbor with a total of 4 stranded vessels namely MV ST AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, MV ST LEO THE GREAT, MV ST MICHEAL THE ARCHANGEL and MV PRINCESS OF THE SOUTH
Bataan- Port of Lamao, Bataan with 1 stranded vessel namely MT SAUSALITO
Laguna- with 7 stranded motor bancas
 
2. BICOL- 2,054 covering the ff areas of:
Albay- 99
Sorsogon- 1,886
Masbate- 41
Camarines Sur- 28
with a total of 195 stranded rolling cargoes, 11 stranded vessels and 3 stranded motorbancas

PCG: As of 2 PM today, approximately 4,927  passengers, 463 rolling cargoes, 46 vessels and 66 motor bancas are stranded due to Tropical Storm Glenda.

1. NCR-CENTRAL LUZON- 350 covering the ff ports of:
Manila- North Harbor with a total of 4 stranded vessels namely MV ST AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO, MV ST LEO THE GREAT, MV ST MICHEAL THE ARCHANGEL and MV PRINCESS OF THE SOUTH
Bataan- Port of Lamao, Bataan with 1 stranded vessel  MT SAUSALITO
Laguna- with 2 stranded motor bancas
 
2. BICOL- 1,298 covering the ff areas of:
Pio Duran, Albay- 99
Bulan, Sorsogon- 20
Pilar, Sorsogon- 96
Matnog, Sorsogon- 1,011
Virac, Catanduanes- 3
Bapor, Masbate- 33
Cataingan, Masbate- 8
Pasacao, Camarines Sur- 14
Tamban, Camarines Sur- 14
with a total of 191 stranded rolling cargoes, 10 stranded vessels and 3 stranded motor bancas
 

PCG: As of 7 PM today, approximately 4,633 passengers, 618 rolling cargoes, 34 vessels and 9 motor bancas are stranded due to Tropical Storm Glenda.

A. COAST GUARD DISTRICT BICOL- 1,298 covering the ff ports of:

  • Port of Pio Duran, Albay- 99
  • Port of Bulan, Sorsogon- 20
  • Port of Pilar, Sorsogon- 96
  • Port of Matnog, Sorsogon- 1011
  • Port of Virac, Catanduanes- 3
  • Port of Bapor, Masbate- 33
  • Port of Cataingan, Masbate- 8
  • Port of Pasacao, Camarines Sur- 14
  • Port of Tamban, Camarines Sur- 14

with a total of 191 stranded rolling cargoes, 10 stranded vessels and 3 stranded motor bancas

PCG: As of 4 PM today, approximately 6,850 passengers, 478 rolling cargoes, 33 vessels and 9 motor bancas are stranded due to Tropical Storm Glenda.

A. COAST GUARD DISTRICT BICOL- 1,466 covering the ff ports of:

Port of Tabaco, Albay- 200

Port of Pio Duran, Albay- 99

Port of Bulan, Sorsogon- 20

Port of Pilar, Sorsogon- 85

Port of Matnog, Sorsogon- 995

Port of Virac, Catanduanes- 3

Port of Bapor, Masbate- 33

Port of Cataingan, Masbate- 10

Port of Pasacao, Camarines Sur- 11

Port of Tamban, Camarines Sur- 10

with a total of 174 stranded rolling cargoes, 3 stranded vessels and 5 stranded motorbancas

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Aroroy rescued all passengers of M/bca Mabie which encountered engine trouble at the vicinity of Aroroy, Masbate yesterday afternoon, July 14.

Investigation revealed that M/bca Mabie departed Aroroy enroute to Masbate City with 13 passengers onboard and skippered by B/Captain Stevan Cabahug when they encountered engine trouble around 3:30 PM of said date due to very rough sea condition in the area. 

Immediately, upon receipt of information, Coast Guard Station (CGS) Masbate directed CGSS Aroroy to conduct search and rescue (SAR) operation.

PCG: The joint rescue team of the Philippine Coast Guard and its Auxiliary counterpart in Iloilo have retrieved the body of a drowned teenager at Jaen Beach Resort in Barangay MV Hechanova, Leganes, Iloilo last Sunday, July 13.

The victim identified as John Erwin Lorenzo Umadhay, 16, was reportedly swimming with his family at the beach when he drifted off to the deeper portion of the sea and disappeared. 

The victim's family immediately called the attention of the resort's caretaker when they have noticed him flailing and screaming for help.

PCG: As of 12 noon today, approximately 6,342  passengers, 634 rolling cargoes, 34 vessels and 11 motor bancas are stranded due to Tropical Storm Glenda.

A. COAST GUARD DISTRICT BICOL- 1,646 covering the ff ports of:
Port of Tabaco, Albay- 460
Port of Pio Duran, Albay- 76
Port of Bulan, Sorsogon- 20
Port of Pilar, Sorsogon- 76
Port of Matnog, Sorsogon- 993
Port of Cataingan, Masbate- 10
Port of Pasacao, Camarines Sur- 11
with a total of 192 stranded rolling cargoes, 9 stranded vessels and 5 stranded motorbancas

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard Commandant, Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena addresses the delegates of International Maritime Organization (IMO) during the First Regional Meeting on the IMO-Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) East Asia Seas at the Hyatt Hotel, Manila this morning, 14 July.

The Philippine delegation is pushing for the recognition for Tubbataha Reef as an IMO declared Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA).

PCG: 22 Crew of MV Bradrich were successfully rescued by joint rescue team of Special Operations Group of Northern Mindanao, Coast Guard Station Iligan, 1001.2 SAR Auxiliary Division, MV Windrich and MTUG SEABORNE 1 after almost one day of very challenging SAR operations at the midst of Bohol Sea or at vicinity 24.5 NM North West off Sulawan Point, Misamis, Oriental last July 8, 2014.

At 9 AM of 07 July 2014, a distress message was sent out by CAPTAIN Freddie Escala, the shipmaster of MV Bradrich that his vessel encountered engine trouble while cruising at vicinity 6 NM North West off Oroquieta City, Misamis, Oriental.  Captain Escala requested for assistance to tow his vessel to nearest port.

MV Bradrich, a 485.77-GT Cargo vessel, owned and operated by J.A. Shipping lines departed Lafarge Port, Kiwalan, Iligan City at 9:30 PM of July 6, 2014.  Said vessel was loaded with 36,000 bags of cement to be transported to Zamboanga City.

PCG: A homemade .38 caliber pistol was discovered by the Coast Guard K-9 group of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Caticlan inside a bag which was hidden behind the driver's seat of Dimple Star bus last Thursday, July 10.

A routine inspection to the rolling cargoes of M/V Starlite Atlantic led to the discovery of the said gun, locally known as paltik, by Explosive Detection Dog (EED) Jojie. 

The Coast Guard personnel likewise found six serviceable ammunition inside the bag.

PCG: A 28-year old local tourist drowned while swimming with his relatives at Station 3 in Boracay Island, Aklan last Tuesday, July 08.

The victim, identified as Bryan Ignacio, was recovered by the Deployable Response Team (DRT) of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay immediately after a certain Oliver Bongaitan reported of the drowning incident.

Ignacio was found unconscious by the joint SAR team of Coast Guard, Red Cross and Bamboo Resort lifeguards 30 meters off the beachfront. 

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard has recently held Turn-Over of Command ceremonies for the PCG Headquarters Support Group (HSG) and BRP Corregidor last week.

PCG Commandant, Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena, spearheaded the Turn-Over of Command ceremony of HSG last 03 July at the Commandant’s Office at PCG Headquarters.

Former Commander of Coast Guard Base Taguig, CAPT ANGELITO G GIL PCG, assumed the duties and responsibilities as the new Commander of HSG from outgoing Commander, CDR REYNALDO F PABICO PCG.

PCG: The cadaver of boat captain Arante Tacder was recovered by the boat owner of Glenn Mar-B two days after it was attacked by unidentified armed men in Mapun, Tawi-Tawi.

Tacder was reported missing since last Saturday when armed men opened-fire on Glenn Mar-B forcing the 10 fishermen to jump overboard. 

The victim was found around 6:00AM yesterday by the boat's owner and was brought to the Fish Port of Mangingisda.

PCG: Three stranded fishermen onboard a conked out motor boat were rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Batanes along the vicinity waters of Mount Iraya, Basco, Batanes last Saturday, July 05.

The fishermen reportedly went on a fishing venture around 4:00pm of the same date but encountered engine trouble at vicinity one nautical mile off Mount Iraya at around 6:30pm.

The incident was reported by a certain Bil Malupa to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Basco who immediately sent its personnel along with the crew of motor banca Veronica who volunteered to rescue the fishermen.

Port State Control (PSC) Officers in Asia Pacific Region will a hold five day seminar on July 21 to 25, 2014 at the Diamond Hotel in Roxas Boulevard, Manila.

The said activity themed as “The 22nd Port State Control (PSC) Officers in the Asia Pacific Region and the workshop on Effective Implementation of International Convention” will be attended by all member authorities of the Tokyo Memorandum of understanding (MOU) namely Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Fiji, Hongkong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Marshall Island, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines Russian Federation, Singapore, Thailand, Vanuato and Vietnam.

This year’s Port State event will be hosted by the Philippine Coast Guard and facilitated by TOKYO MOU.

Port State Control (PSC) Officers in Asia Pacific Region to hold five day seminar

The Philippine Coast Guard will host the first Regional Meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the Southeast Asia on July 14-18, 2014 tentatively at the Hyatt Hotel, Malate, Manila.

The five-day activity is a high level meeting with approximately 50 participants from Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam and Singapore. Senior officials from the maritime administration, foreign affairs, environment and fisheries are also invited to participate the said event.

The meeting will focus on Particularly Sensitive Sea Areas (PSSA) and aims to identify marine sanctuaries in the Southeast Asia that require special protection through the action of the IMO.

Philippine Coast Guard to host International Maritime Organization’s 1st Regional Meeting

PCG: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) announces its first Essay Writing Contest for Filipino high school students in celebration of the Japan Official Development Assistance's (ODA) 60th Anniversary in the Philippines.

The contest is anchored on the theme, “Japan ODA in the lives of Filipinos” aimed to highlight the importance of young people in strengthening Japan-Philippines friendship and cooperation in 1,500 words or less.

The contest focuses on the youth’s point of view on JICA’s role in the Philippine dynamic development through the years.