In connection with the All Saints’ and All Souls’ Day, PCG Commandant Rear Admiral William M Melad has issued a directive to all Coast Guard units to strictly implement safety and security measures in all ports and ship passenger terminals within their respective areas of responsibility.

“We will make sure that you Coast Guard is working in compliance with the DOTr Oplan Ligtas Undas 2016.  We have received an instruction from DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade to intensify the inspections to the passengers and their baggage, and to ensure maximum monitoring and security in all critical ports nationwide to attain convenience, orderliness, safety and security of the public who patronize the sea travel”, Melad said.

Coast Guard units were also advised to place all its personnel and assets on alert status and standby for any possible dispatch in response to various maritime distress and emergencies.

Coast Guard Station Bataan personnel confiscated undocumented logs/lumber at the vicinity waters off Brgy Alas-asin, Mariveles, Bataan last October 24.

COMMO ATHELO L YBAŇEZ PCG, ACTING Commander of Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Command graced the graduation ceremony of the CGK9 Narcotics Detection Dog and Handler Specialization Course CL 04-06 this morning aboard Coast Guard Base Taguig, Taguig City.

Two persons died from drowning from two different towns in Batangas.

The Philippine Coast Guard held a Commissionship Ceremony to its first multi-role response vessel MRRV-4401 Tubbataha during the celebration of its 115th Founding Anniversary with the President of the Republic of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte as Guest of Honor and Speaker, Department of Transportation Secretary Atty. Arthur P Tugade and Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines at Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in Manila at 3PM this afternoon, October 12.

PCG personnel onboard Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) vessel MCS-3009 found and subsequently rescued a floating wounded pawikan while conducting maritime patrol at the municipal waters of Sacol island in Zamboanga City at 6am yesterday, October 3.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) through the Marine Environmental Protection Command (MEPCOM) and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection (DCS for MEP, CG-9) conducted a two-day Marine Pollution Exercise (MARPOLEX) 2017 Planning and Signing Conference at Princesa Garden Island Resort, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on 29-30 September 2016.