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The Coast Guard Special Operations Group convened the Coast Guard Special Operations Course Class 25-2016 with fifty seven (57) candidates last 26 August 2016 aboard.

  Passengers Rolling Cargoes Vessels Motor Bancas
1. Western Visayas - - - 2
2. Palawan - - - 2
3. Southern Tagalog  15 - - -
Total 15 - - 4

A total of 15 passengers and 4 motorbancas were stranded in port due to rough seas caused by Typhoon "Dindo".

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

The Philippine Coast Guard formally received the first multi-role response vessel BRP Tubbataha from the Japan Government today after her Arrival and Blessing Ceremony at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force, Pier 13, South Harbor in Manila at 9am.

The 44-meter vessel was named after Lighthouse Tubbataha which is located in Tubbataha Marine National Park, Palawan. 

She departed Japan on August 11 with two (2) PCG officers and ten (10) non-officers onboard.

  Passengers Rolling Cargoes Vessels Motorbancas
1. Eastern Luzon 14 - - 3
             Total 14 - - 3

A total of 14 passengers and 3 motor bancas were stranded in port due to rough seas caused by Southwest Monsoon.

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

  Passengers Rolling Cargoes Vessels Motor bancas
1. Western Visayas    11 - - 1
Total 11 - - 1

A total of 11 passengers and 1 motor banca were stranded in port due to rough seas caused by Southwest Monsoon.

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

PCG: 19 passengers of a capsized motor boat in Concepcion, Iloilo were successfully rescued by the Coast Guard and a passing motorboat yesterday, August 6. 

M/Bca Nonoy Jr was rented by the passengers to transport them from Brgy. Nipa, Concepcion to Bulubandiangan Island.

Rough seas battered their boat, however, until it capsized.

The incident was reported to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Concepcion by the Municipal Bantay Dagat and a response team was immediately deployed by the PCG to save the passengers. 

PCG: An unregistered boat owned by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) submerged in Surigao City after a sudden squall battered it until sea-water seeped into its engine compartment. 

No one was hurt during the incident.

The boat was moored on the starboard side of M/Bca JSV-6 at Pantalan II, Boulevard, Barangay Taft, Surigao City when the 30-minute squall occurred. 

The sunken boat was owned and operated by DPWH-San Jose in Dinagat Islands and was skippered by Elmer Bacus with three crew members Joseph Paymalan Allan Ebuna and Alberto Campugan. 

Bacus reported that they were supposed to take shelter in Punta Bilang-bilang in Brgy. Taft due to the weather disturbance but rough seas battered their boat until it submerged.

PCG: Four fishermen were rescued while another is still missing after a steel-hulled fishing boat sunk off Moro Gulf in Mindanao.

L/B Mylene-92 was on a fishing venture along with its mother boat F/B Ramona-8 last Wednesday when it was hit by huge waves and strong winds 153 km off the coast of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. 

Four of its five crew were rescued by the fishermen from F/B Ramona-8 while the other is still being searched by the Special Operations Group of the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Bongao. 

As the search operations for the missing fisherman was temporarily terminated due to rough weather and sea conditions, the PCG advised all water crafts transiting the area to be on the look out for the victim and render necessary assistance if sighted and report to the nearest PCG station.

Coast Guard Auxiliary LT Gerald Anderson PCGA invites all the dog lovers to participate in the grand launching of “Heroes Unleashed”- The Gerald Anderson Foundation at Eastwood Central Plaza on August 6 at 10 AM.

PCG personnel onboard SARV-3502 (BRP Nueva Vizcaya) successfully evacuated a Romanian crew onboard a Malta-flagged bulk carrier “M/V Anangel Victory” at vicinity waters off Hamilo Point in Cavite today at 7:50 am.

M/V “Super Shuttle Ferry 3” with 48 crew members and 27 truck helpers and was carrying various rolling cargoes onboard encountered engine trouble and subsequently went dead on the water at the vicinity waters off Malapascua Island while sailing from Masbate to Cebu early this morning.

A report thru 911 hotline was received by the Coast Guard Action Center in Manila that Super Shuttle Ferry 5 was dead on water at the waters of Bantayan Island and needs rescue assistance on august 2 at 4:48 am.

CGAC immediately relayed the report to Coast Guard District Central Visayas for verification and appropriate action.

PCG: A RORO vessel owned by the Super Shuttle Ferries was towed to Ouano Wharf, Mandaue after it went dead on waters at the vicinity of Malapascua Island today. 

Super Shuttle RORO 3 encountered engine trouble while underway to Masbate, Cebu.

It was loaded with various rolling cargoes and 27 passengers. 

The Coast Guard Action Center (CGAC) received the information from 911 hotline where a passenger requested for assistance. 

The incident was immediately coordinated to Coast Guard District Central Visayas Operation Center while the Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cebu and Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Hagnaya were alerted to provide assistance.  

PCG: 78 passengers were left stranded at sea last Saturday after their motor boat incurred mechanical failure at the vicinity of Dinagat Islands. 

Motor banca La Purisima-2 encountered engine trouble when its cooling system and electrical wiring broke down while it was sailing approximately 800 meters off the shoreline of Dinagat Islands. 

The Dinagat Rescue team immediately deployed its Sea Ambulance to assist the passengers and transfer them to M/bca Anivel 3. 

PCG: A motor boat transporting 11 passengers from Batangas to Oriental Mindoro capsized due to rough weather and sea condition last Saturday, July 30.

None of the passengers were injured at the said incident due to the swift response of the Philippine Coast Guard. 

M/Bca Freedom was reportedly approaching Sabang Pier in Puerto Galera when it was suddenly battered by heavy rain and big waves. The boat eventually capsized after rolling and pitching.

Boat owner Isidro Mercado immediately requested assistance from the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Puerto Galera. 

The capsized vessel was towed by M/Bca Genesis to Escarceo, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro for repairs while all passengers were accounted for and are in good physical condition.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in General Santos City have prevented the entry of smuggled goods from Indonesia during a seaborne patrol operations it conducted off the waters of Glan, Sarangani Province.

Coast Guard Station (CGS) Gensan apprehended the three Filipino and three Indonesian crew of fishing boat Hasrat after a tip was received last Saturday that it was transporting smuggled goods from Indonesia.

The PCG sighted Hasrat being towed by local fishing boat Rodrice off Sumbang Point. The boat apparently encountered engine trouble while enroute to General Santos.

Shipboard inspection revealed that two sacks containing 92 rims of Indonesian cigarettes were hidden at the forecastle of Hasrat without Customs Permit. The Garam cigarettes has an estimated market value of P73,600.

PCG: Two teenage girls are still missing in Davao City after they were swept by big waves to the deeper part of the ocean. 

The victims were identified as Aileen Dayrit, 14, and Annie Dayrit, 11, both residents of South San Juan, R. Castillo, Agdao, Davao City. 

Their aunt reported to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Davao that Aileen and Annie went swimming at the vicinity waters of St. John Bucana in Barangay 76-A last July 30 but went missing afterwards.

The PCG immediately searched for the girls but yielded negative results due to unfavorable sea condition. It advised the personnel of CGSS Kaputian, CGSS Talicud and CGSS Daliao to continue monitoring for the victims and coordinate with the local fisher folks and LGUs in their respective areas of responsibility.