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Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo and Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dumangas rescued the eight (8) construction workers who were left behind at the Dumangas Port by the person who promised them a job last Friday, January 27, 2017.

Initial reports revealed that at around 9:30 PM of the said date, Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo received a report from the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region 6 Head, Mrs. Rosario T. Cabrera, that there were construction workers from Cebu who were loitering at Dumangas Port and who have not eaten for four (4) days already. Immediately, CGS Iloilo directed CGSS Dumangas personnel to take custody of the reported construction workers.

Accordingly, investigation conducted by CGSS Dumangas disclosed that said construction workers were promised a job in Iloilo City by a certain Engineer Edward Alferez but upon arrival at the said port, Alferez abandoned them.

PCG: Coast Guard Station Masbate together with Coast Guard K9 and Coast Guard Special Operations Unit successfully apprehended two (2) persons onboard Mbca “Phoenix-2” after they were caught carrying endangered species onboard during the conduct of the Mandatory Pre-Departure Inspection at Masbate Port on January 28.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Sulu continues its search for six missing fishermen onboard an unregistered motor banca in Sulu last January 24.

The missing fishermen were identified as follows:

1. Mr. Alim Najar, 46 yrs old, resident of Jolo, Sulu

2. Mr Samad Hayundini, 42 yrs old, resident of Busbus, Jolo, Sulu

3. Mr. Munamir Hassan, 38 yrs old, resident of Busbus, Jolo, Sulu

Joint personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Buenavista together with Guimaras Environment and Natural Resources Office (GENRO) representatives successfully hauled the decomposing body of a sperm whale which was found at the shoreline of Barangay Sawang, Buenavista, Guimaras today, January 25. 

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Japan Coast Guard (JCG) held the 11th Sea-Borne MARLEN Training Exercise together with the representatives from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at the vicinity waters off Manila Bay and Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force (HCGRF), Pier 13, South Harbor, Manila this morning, 25 January 2017.

Coast Guard Substation Calbayog personnel assisted a total of twenty seven (27) passengers and eight (8) crew onboard motor banca “Justin Joy” at vicinity waters off Brgy Ipao, Calbayog City, Western Samar last Monday, January 23.

According to the report, said motorbanca experienced damaged/broken propeller shaft resulting to loss of propulsion and subsequently went dead on the water.

Upon receiving the report, CGSS Calbayog immediately dispatched a SAR team onboard the aluminum boat and also coordinated with F/Bca “Romar-Lea” to request assistance in the conduct of SAR operation and possible towing operation to the distressed motorbanca.

PCG. 24 passengers including the boat captain and crew of motor banca “Calaguas I Adventure” were successfully rescued by Coast Guard in Banawang River, Camarines Norte yesterday, January 22.

Said motor banca departed Sitio Mahabang Buhangin, Brgy Mangkawayan, Calaguas Group of Island enroute to Minaogan Port in Vinzons, Camarines Norte when the boat’s propeller accidentally detached from its shafting while at the vicinity waters of said river.

A certain Mary Jane Balon reported the incident to the Duty Community Out-Post (COP) Vinzons of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Mercedes seeking assistance regarding a distressed motor banca.

PCG: The Officer-in-Charge of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), COMMO JOEL S GARCIA PCG, Ph.D., H.D., Al-Haj graced the donning ceremony for the 87 PCG non-officers who were promoted to the next higher rank at the PCG headquarters in Manila today, 23 January.

“DOTr Secretary Tugade wants the Coast Guard to emerge as the number one maritime security law enforcer to dispect to counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism at sea as it is a domain of the Philippine Coast Guard to do all the maritime law enforcement activities”, COMMO GARCIA PCG stated during his speech.

"The Coast Guard is not the only in a process of transformation but has transformed towards elevating itself into the premier law enforcement agency in the country”, he added.

PCG: Ten fishermen onboard fishing banca "Princess Janin" were rescued by personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Semirara at vicinity waters of Semirara Island last January 22.

PCG: Three fishermen in Bicol were found alive days after they were reported missing by their relatives.

The first survivor was identified as Reynan Echege, 28 years old, and crew of the missing yellow fishing boat. He was found drifting at the coastal waters of Barcelona, Sorsogon last Thusday.

Meanwhile, two others were found floating beside their capsized fishing boat in Rapu-Rapu, Albay. They were identified as Jomar Banaynal, 46 years old, and Jay John Banay, 19 years old.

Their boat F/Bca Frence Joan reportedly capsized due to big waves.

All fishermen were in good physical condition and returned to their respective families by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Rapu-Rapu.

PCG: Two fishermen drifting at one nautical mile off Apo Island were rescued by the Coast Guard last January 17. 

PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard are still searching for a 14-year old girl who was pulled by strong waves into the deeper portion of the sea in San Juan, La Union.

The victim, Melba Colombres, with three others namely, Diane Colombres (27 years old), Melody Colombres (16 years old) and Joan Banaang (15 years old), all residents of Crystal Cove, Baguio City were on a swimming venture at Casa La Playa Beach Resort last Saturday, 21 January when the incident occurred.

The four local tourists were reportedly dragged by strong currents. Two managed to swim back to the shoreline, another was rescued by a local surfer while Colombres remained missing.

The personnel of Coast Guard Station San Fernando, together with Philippine Navy, PDRRMC and MDRRMO, immediately searched for Colombres but yielded negative results due to zero visibility and unfavorable weather and sea condition.

Nineteen (19) non-officers from various PCG districts successfully graduated from the Outboard Motor Maintenance (OMM) Course conducted by the United States Coast Guard today at Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force, Pier 13, Manila with LCDR JEREMY OBENCHAIN USCG from the Defense Threat Reduction Office Philippines, US Embassy, Manila as the Keynote Speaker.

PCG: Two crew from the earlier reported five missing were already rescued by the local fishermen conducting fishing venture at vicinity waters off Batangas.

Edwin Inajenes, the vessel’s Quartermaster, was rescued last Wednesday, January 18 by a certain Mr Sandy Ferrer while he was conducting a fishing venture at vicinity waters off Brgy Papaya, Nasugbu Batangas.

Meanwhile, Virgilio Macaraeg, was rescued yesterday, January 19 by a fisherman named Romeo Cabading at vicinity waters off Fortune Island, Batangas.

Officer-In-charge, Philippine Coast Guard Commodore Joel S Garcia welcomed the United States Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Sung Kim in his visit today at Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard.

Coast Guard Station (CGS) Sorsogon and Coast Guard Sub Station Rapu-rapu continues searching of the three (3) missing fishermen onboard fishing banca Frence 1 Joan and unnamed motorbanca with yellow color at the vicinity water of North Samar on January 18.

A certain Ramon Guianan reported the incident to CGS Sorsogon.

According to reports, the victims were identified as Jomar Banaynal, 46 years old, Jay John Banaynal, 19 years old and Reynan Echague, 28 years old and all residents of Barangay Gogon, Rapu-rapu, Albay. 

PCG: Two Filipino fishermen who were rescued in Vietnam last 24 December 2016 and scheduled for repatriation arrived in the Philippines today.

The crew of ill-fated Fishing banca “Shermaine" were identified as Severino Noveras Camposano, 44 years old and Villardo C Ruz Jr, 35 years old, both residents of Salcedo, Bansud, Oriental Mindoro were reportedly rescued by a Vietnamese fishing boat with markings PY 95021 TS.

According to Camposado, they went on a fishing venture last 18 December 2016 in Lubang Island, Mindoro when their fishing banca was battered by strong waves which caused the boat to capsize and submerge. They were floating at sea for seven days before they were found by the Vietnamese nationals and then brought to Phú Yên Province, Vietnam where they were given medical assistance.

The elements of Coast Guard Station Pasig successfully retrieved two floating cadavers in separate incidents at the vicinity waters of Jones and Ayala Bridge along Pasig River yesterday, January 18.

The unidentified male cadaver who was retrieved at Jones Bridge was approximately 40 to 45 years old with medium built and wearing black sando and black short pants while the other male cadaver that was retrieved in Ayala Bridge was identified as Joey Benedicto Borromeo, 23 years old and a resident of Unang Hakbang Street, San Isidro Galas, Quezon City. The said cadaver was in the stage of decomposition.

The two male cadavers was properly turn-over to Manila Police District-Homicide Division for further investigation and was later on brought to Funeral Homes Services for proper disposition.

 

Then First Coast Guard District was activated on 29 April 1968. On 10 October 1979, the present site of Headquarters was inaugurated with jurisdiction covering the whole of Luzon area except Palawan and Oriental Mindoro.

In 1984, it was limited to cover Manila, Laguna, Pasig, and Zambales areas. The following Coast Guard Stations were activated under CGDNCR-CL namely: CGS Manila, CGS Laguna De Bay, CGS Subic, CGS Pasig, CGS Bataan, CGS Port State Control Manila and Coast Guard Station Cavite. 

The HCGDNCR-CL is strategically located at the heart of Manila being the prime center of the economic trade & industry of the country.

COMMO ROLANDO D LEGASPI PCG

Commander, CGDNCR-CL

Address: CGDNCR-CL Muelle dela Industria Farola Compound, Binondo, Manila

Tel No.: 527-8481 local 7404

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Mobile No.: 09279671505

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CGS Manila   Address: Pier 8, North Harbor, Tondo Manila This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (02)245-3072 / (02)489-5320
  CGSS Navotas Pier 3, Navotas Fish Port Complex, Navotas City This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09296864254/ 09950808931
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  CGSS North Harbor Pier 8, North Harbor, Tondo, Manila This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09205072355/ 09952146375
  CGSS South Harbor Pier 13, South Harbor, Port Area, Manila This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09950992510/ 09299967350
  CGSS Tangos B Cruz, Brgy Tangos, Navotas City This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09296864256/ 09952146374
CGS Pasig   Malacañang Park Manila This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09952145701/ 09296864261/ (02)689-7892
  CGSS Delpan Muella dela Industria St. San Nicolas, Manila City This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09296864242/ 09955845624
  CGSS HDSJ 659-A Lions Compound Arroceros St. Ermita, Manila This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09296742566/ 09266156388
  CGSS Pureza CGS Pureza, Anonas St. Sta Mesa, Manila This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09296864263/ 09177396275
  CGSS Nagpayong Don Eusebio Bridge, C-6 Road, Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09392883186/ 09952146248
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   CGSS Corregidor Isla de Corregidor, Cavite This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09153239926/ 09291118104
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  CGSS Morong Brgy Sabang Morong, Bataan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09773323784/ 09475454133
CGS PSC Manila   139 25th St, Shed E, Pier 13 South Harbor, Port Area Manila This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09296742570/ 732-0838
  CGSS South Harbor Manila 139 25th St, Shed E, Pier 13 South Harbor, Port Area Manila   09293311247
  CGSS North Harbor Manila 139 25th St, Shed E, Pier 13 South Harbor, Port Area Manila   09214837118
  CGSS PSC Division Subic Locker Room, Subic Power Plant, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Subic, Zambales This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0974-245-9941/ 0915-338-3623
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  CGSS Alabang Carzo Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09154557367
  CGSS Calamba Brgy Linga, Calamba City   09287303595
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  CGSS Talim Talim Island Binangonan Rizal   09287303595/09169689130
  CGSS Pililla Brgy Malaya, Pililla, Rizal   09128079543
  COP Sta Rosa Brgy Bigaa, Sta Rosa, Laguna    
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  CGSS Olongapo Bldg 1041 Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone. SMBA, Olongapo City This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09296742105/ 09950809259
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  CGSS Sta Cruz Brgy South Poblacion, Sta Cruz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 09202875869

PCG Officer-in-Charge, Commodore Joel S Garcia PCG today welcomed Russian Ambassador Igor Anatolyevich Khovaev in the PCG headquarters this morning.

PCG: A cargo vessel M/V Meridian Tres was reported sinking at the vicinity waters of Sto Niño Dive Site, Bohol around 9:25 pm last night, January 17.

M/V Virgina 1, a cargo vessel with 11 crew onboard enroute to Roxas, Palawan from Delpan Pier, Binondo, Manila sank after it caught fire onboard at vicinity waters Southwest of Caballo Island, approximately eight (8) nautical miles from Fortune Island, Nasugbu, Batangas on January 17, 2017.

Investigation to the survivors including the master of the vessel revealed that on January 17 at 1 AM, one of the crew suddenly noticed a fire coming from the purser’s cabin which is adjacent to the smoke stack of the vessel. All the crew tried to combat the fire but to no avail. It continuously spread on the main deck and reached the midship of the vessel where combustible cargoes were stored.

At 2 AM, the master declared “abandon ship”.

Six (6) crew boarded a life raft while five (5) others were able to board a life boat. 

PCG. Three fishermen in Linapacan, Palawan were arrested last Friday, January 13 due to illegal fishing at the vicinity waters of Sitio Gintu in Barangay Bulawit.

The suspects were identified as Ramram Velasco, 21; Juvanei Lucio, 22; Jerald Lucio, 30, all residents of Calinbangbangan, Palawan.

Personnel of the Coast Guard Sub-station (CGSS) Linapacan discovered that the fishermen were using compressor and breathing apparatus in their fishing activities which are prohibited in the province of Linapacan.

The PCG confiscated the air compressor from the fishermen as well as two 60-meter compressor hose, two engines, two face masks and two pairs of improvised fins.

A 99.77 gross-tonned steel-hulled cargo vessel accidentally listed twenty (20) degrees to her portside after she was battered by big waves while she was underway at vicinity 3.2 nautical miles Southwest off Little Sta Cruz Island, Zamboanga City yesterday, January 16.

An unknown shipper called and reported the incident to Coast Guard Station Zamboanga at 11:20 AM.

M/V Erich, with ten (10) crew onboard and skippered by Mr. Rey Cabuhay, was loaded with 12,500 bags of cement enroute to Sumisip, Basilan. 

Coast Guard Sub-Station Pureza personnel successfully retrieved a floating cadaver which was found to be already in its decomposition stage at vicinity waters of Sta Ana Ferry Sttaion in Manila at 7:10 am today.

Said cadaver was wearing blue maong pants and dark T-shirt.

The SAR team brought the cadaver to Sta. Ana Ferry Station while waiting for Manila Police District – Homicide Division Personnel for the turn-over and proper disposition of the recovered dead body.

PCG: Undetermined quantity of dried seahorse were confiscated by the Coast Guard Station Manila personnel headed by LT MARY LEIZL BARBERO PCG of Coast Guard Legal Office together with Coast Guard K-9 Group, Sea Marshal Group (SMG) and Philippine Air Force (PAF) Intelligence Unit onboard M/V “ST FRANCIS XAVIER” at 3 o’clock this morning while she was docked at Pier 4, North Harbor, Manila.

PCG: A joint maritime exercise which enhances the capability in cross boarding, maritime pollution response and containment, and fire fighting was conducted by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) together with Indian Coast Guard (ICG) at vicinity 1.9 NM Northwest of Sangley Point, Cavite City today, 10 January.

The joint exercise between the two agencies was participated by a 56-meter PCG search and rescue vessel, BRP Pampanga (SARV-003), small crafts and a 105-meter Offshore Patrol Vessel, ICG ship "Samarth".

During the drill, various scenarios were exhibited. Initially, both Coast Guards sent their boarding team and conducted a Visit, Board, Search and Seizure aboard two participating vessels. Subsequently, said team immediately demonstrated maritime pollution containment and response in prevention of oil spill as a vessel ran aground incurring a hole. The event was then concluded with a fire fighting operation to control and prevent a fire from occurring.

PCG. Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-station Gumaca apprehended a motor banca in Gumaca Port after being reported by a concerned citizen that she was carrying excess passengers last January 3.

A certain Ms Maria Iris Villaruel Rodolfo posted the overloading incident on her Facebook account.

Immediately, CGSS Gumaca conducted investigation and identified the motor banca as MB Sanymel – 1 with 29.61 gross tonnage. Said motor is owned by Saturnino Labrada and skippered by Capt Manuel M Oliveros banca and plies Gumaca Port and Quezon area and vice-versa.

CGSS Gumaca issued Enforcement Inspection Apprehension Report (EIAR) with the following violations:

PCG. An unidentified teenager was found dead and decomposing at the vicinity waters of Barangay Macampol, Mati, Davao Oriental.

The victim, said to be between 12 to 15 years old, was wearing a blue sweatshirt and maong pants.

The cadaver was found by a staff of City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Office (CDRRMO) at the shoreline of Sitio Langka last December 29.

It was recovered by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Mati together with Special Operations Unit and PNP-Mati and was turned-over to the local police for proper investigation and disposition.

PCG: Five crew members of a distressed motor boat were successfully rescued by the Coast Guard in Cagayancillo, Palawan on New Year's Day.

The survivors were found onboard M/Bca Darnik at the vicinity waters of Manukan Island, Cagayancillo.

According to boat skipper Fred Bundac, the rudder broke due to rough sea condition while underway from Iloilo to Palawan.

Bundac reported the incident to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Cagayancillo and requested for assistance.

The stranded men were rescued by the PCG and some volunteers from Barangay Wahig, Cagayancillo. All were found in good physical condition.