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At 10:00 am yesterday, watchful eye of PCG crew onboard MCS 3009 spotted cluster of pump boat along the Coast of Tictauan Island, suspecting illegal use of explosive, said vessel immediately veered towards their direction resulting to abrupt dispersal of their boats. Ocular inspection of the site revealed voluminous dead anchovy or “dilis” scattered in the bottom due to the impact of explosion.  

At around 11:30 that morning, MCS 3009 together with 2 members of BFAR-IX caught an 8.27 GT F/B Yolanda in actual fishing using modified Danish Seine or “Hulbot-Hulbot”in the municipal waters of said city. Arrested were boat captain Rogelio A. Mareos along with 13 unlicensed crew members onboard.

The apprehended vessel was escorted to impounding area in Sangali as they will be charged with violation under section 86, 97 and 121 of R.A. 10654.

PCG: The China Coast Guard (CCG) and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) held the Second Organizational Meeting and the Inaugural Meeting of Joint Coast Guard Committee (JCGC) on 20-22 February 2017 in Subic Bay in the Philippines. The meeting was convened to implement the Memorandum of Understanding between the China Coast Guard and Philippine Coast Guard on the establishment of a Joint Coast Guard Committee on maritime cooperation, which was signed on 20th October 2016 witnessed by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

 

PCG: A total of 48 PCG aspiring officers and 101 trainees successfully graduated today during their commencement exercise at Coast Guard Non-Officers' Basic Education and Training Center in Taguig City.

PCG: A fast craft of Supercat 2Go “MV Braquel” accidentally collided to a San Miguel barge at the vicinity waters of Mactan Channel, Cebu at 10:21PM yesterday, February 18. 

The personnel of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Monitoring, Control and Surveillance (MCS) vessel 3009 recovered a floating sea turtle or locally known as “pawikan” at the vicinity of Lake Wharf Baliwasan, Zamboanga City today, February 17.

PCG: Two fishermen are the subject of search and rescue by the elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Subic who were reported missing in two separate incidents at the vicinity waters of Zambales last February 13 and 14.

One fisherman identified as Mr Hernando A Mendoza was reported missing by his wife, Mrs Mary A Mendoza to CGS Subic. Mr Mendoza onboard Fbca “Princess” departed Brgy San Agustin, Iba, Zambales around 4PM on February 13 for a fishing venture at the vicinity 10 NM West of Iba, however, failed to return home the following day.

Personnel of Coast Guard in Masinloc scoured the vicinity but terminated its operations due to inclement weather and intends to continue its search if weather permits.

PCG: Eight crew onboard Mbca "Poseidon" were successfully rescued by a passing foreign cargo vessel, MV Oriental Xanadu while transiting at the vicinity waters Southwest of Lubang, Occidental Mindoro today, February 16.

Said motor banca incurred serious damage to her propeller shaft and outrigger after she was battered by big waves and strong winds while transiting at the vicinity waters North of Lubang Island last February 15.

The distressed motor banca with eight (8) crew onboard were identified as follows: Felix Cusi (43 y.o.), Servinio Dela Cruz Jr (32 y.o.), Garry Cusi (23 y.o.), Reynaldo Pantoja (43 y.o.), all residents of Puerto Galera; Joemary Burias (34 y.o.), a resident of Quezon City; and Mark Butch A Jumarang (32 y.o.), Edwin R Lucero (36 y.o.), and Christopher James A Argavante (19 y.o.), all residents of Santa Maria, Talisay, Batangas.

PCG: Search operation continues for a male passenger of M/V April Rose who jumped overboard the vessel last February 12 at the vicinity between Fortune Island and Calatagan, Batangas City.

The passenger was identified as a certain Mr. Norman Canto, 33 years old. 

Accordingly, Canto has a mental disability based on the statement the victim’s sister Ms. Shirley Canto and his brother Anaclito Canto.

Canto jumped overboard the vessel while underway at vicinity 6 nautical miles between Fortune Island and Calatagan, Batangas.

Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iligan continues its search for four missing fishermen onboard Mbca “Engka” at vicinity waters of Initao, Misamis Oriental last February 14.

The incident was reported by Mrs Susana Pakanot, Staff of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Office (PDRRMO) at 12:05PM of the same date.

The missing fishermen were identified as Mr. Reno Suarez, 35 years old; Mr. Marvin Veligas, 25 years old; Mr. Rezan Jaudian, 29 years old; Mr. John Remark Wabe; and 16 years old, all residents of Brgy Poblacion, Purol 11, Initao, Misamis Orriental.

Investigation revealed that said missing fishermen went on fishing venture last February 13 but failed to return home since.

Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Hinigaran conducted a search and rescue operations for two fishermen onboard F/B Ramil who went missing at vicinity waters of Sipalay City, Negros Occidental and Cagayancillo, Palawan last February 14.

The two fishermen were identified as Jezrel Valencia, 32 years old and Dolatoy Sumde, 27 years old, both residents of Barangay-1, Sipalay City.

The incident was reported by a certain Mr Nanie Montenegro, a local resident of said barangay.

Investigation revealed that F/B Ramil departed Sipalay City, for fishing venture at Cagayancillo, Palawan last February 8, but failed to return on the expected date.

Coast Guard Marine Environmental Protection Command (MEPCOM) together with the Office of the Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection, CG-9  led by Captain Edgar L Ybañez PCG, Director, NOCOP, with Lieutenant Commander Lazaro Ernesto C Valdez Jr PCG, Acting Deputy Chief of Staff for MEP, CG-9 and Lieutenant Junior Grade Berni Ann R Gimeno PCG, Operations Officer, DCS for MEP, CG-9 conducted a Public Consultation on draft Marine Environmental Protection Rules and Regulations of the Philippines (MEPRRP) at Hotel Pier Cuatro in Cebu City on 06 February. 

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard  Officer-in-Charge, Commodore Joel S Garcia PCG, Ph.D., H.D., Al-Haj had led in the welcoming of 65 students and nine (9) members of the faculty of Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) Class 52 at Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in Manila today, February 3.

The Deputy Commander of United States Coast Guard (USCG) Pacific Area (PACAREA), REAR ADMIRAL PAT DEQUATTRO , together with LCDR JOSHUA EMPEN USCG will pay a courtesy call to COMMO JOEL S GARCIA PhD, H.D., Al-haj.,Officer-In-Charge, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on February 3 at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in Manila.

The highlight of the visit is the discussion of the invitation of the US Coast Guard to the Philippine Coast Guard Public Affairs for a Subject Matter Expert Exchange Visit in Alameda, California, wherein the USCG will introduce to the PCG the current trends of public affairs and social media policies, the roles and responsibilities of USCGPAOs and Specialists at the strategic, operational and tactical level. 

Other potential areas where USCG may enhance cooperation with the PCG will also be discussed to further strengthen the relationship of both Coast Guards.

PCG: Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Kiamba is still on search for the one (1) missing crew of F/B “Oyet 7” who allegedly fell overboard at vicinity waters 122 nautical miles off Kiamba, Sarangani Province last January 29.

The incident was reported by Mrs. Nelia M Figueras, Liason of Julemfi Fishing to CGSS Kiamba.

The missing crew was identified as a certain Reynaldo Combes, 38 yrs old, a resident of Brgy Lun Padidu, Malapatan, Sarangani Province.

During an inquiry, Captain Jovane Bacaltos, skipper of F/B “Oyet 7” disclosed that they have noticed that Combes was missing since breakfast.

PCG: The cadaver of the missing local tourist who reportedly went missing after getting drowned at the vicinity waters of Aliya Surf Camp and Resort in Brgy Sabang, Baler, Aurora was recovered by the Coast Guard personnel on January 31.

Reports revealed that the victim identified as Mr Alvin Fernandez, 26 years old and a resident of Brgy San Joaquin, Pasig City decided to swim together with his companion, Mr Jedy Canales while under the influence of alcohol last January 29. Due to unpredictable sea condition in the area, the two were swept away which caused Fernandez to drown and subsequently went missing.

Immediately, Coast Guard personnel in Aurora, Baler and Casiguran together with the trainees of Wesleyan University Philippines conducted foot patrol and  search and retrieval operations to Fernandez.