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The Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Command (MARSLEC) celebrated its 2nd Founding Anniversary last September 26, 2016 with PCG Commandant RADM WILLIAM M MELAD PCG as the Guest of Honor and Speaker at Headquarters MARSLEC, Cavite Buoy Base, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

The Philippine Coast Guard through the Marine Environmental Protection Command (MEPCOM) and in close coordination with the Office of the Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection, CG-9 conducted a Public Consultation on the newly drafted Mep Memorandum Circulars at Hotel Pier Cuatro in Cebu City last 22 September 2016.

Passenger-cargo vessel “M/V Danica Joy 2” 998.52 Gross Tonnage, owned and operated by Aleson Shipping Lines and skippered by Captain Ramil Cabeltes accidentally capsized in the water at vicinity waters of Zamboanga City Pier last September 22.

The Coast Guard Education and Training Command has conducted several pre anniversary activities in celebration of its 15th Founding Anniversary on September 27 theme as “CGETC: 15 years of Annealing changes in pursuit of Education and Training par Excellence towards top notch Coast Guard Service”.

Following the recent bombing incident in Davao last 02 September 2016, the Philippine Coast Guard has declared Full Alert Status. Security measures such as intensified covert and overt security within port facilities and departing passenger vessels, random paneling onboard passenger vessels specially to unattended baggage and motorcycles using K9 Dogs, coordination among port security, PNP, Philippine Army within the area of responsibility and intelligence gathering among the Uniformed Services are currently being carried out nationwide by the Philippine Coast Guard.

PCG: Motor vessel Trisha Kerstin 2, a passenger/cargo vessel owned and operated by Aleson Shipping Lines INC, and skippered by Captain Joel P Mendoza was apprehended by PCG through Joint Law Enforcement Operations conducted by, VSEI Team of Coast Guard Station Zamboanga, FS Personnel, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Regional Office 9 (BFAR-RIX) and City Agriculture Office yesterday, September 09 upon arrival at Zamboanga City Port.

Just in: PCG apprehended twenty (20) units of .45 cal pistol without pertinent documents in the possession of a certain Celso Manleon at Port of Masbate at 9 am today.