The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is set to install the first three of 10 state-of-the-art lighted ocean buoys to mark the Philippine Rise, formerly known as the Benham Rise, as part of the Philippines' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on 12 May 2021.
The 30-foot long buoys arrived in Cebu from Valencia, Spain on 07 May 2021. Said ocean markers were carefully assembled by the PCG Maritime Safety Services Command (MSSC) and M-NAV Solutions Inc. The Uni-Orient Pearl Ventures Inc. Shipyard where the buoys were delivered also assisted during the assembling process.
Yesterday, 10 May 2021, PCG Commandant, Admiral George V Ursabia Jr inspected the buoys that are equipped with modern marine aids to navigation lanterns, specialized mooring systems, and a remote monitoring system that uses satellite technology to transmit data to the PCG National Headquarters in Port Area, Manila.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) assisted three local fishermen of a distressed fishing boat at the vicinity waters off Occidental Mindoro yesterday, 07 May 2021.
The PCG District Southern Tagalog received a phone call from foreign cruise ship, MS Charming that they sighted a drifting motorbanca, FBCA Edgar with three passengers on board at vicinity waters 45.33 nautical miles southwest off Lubang, Occidental Mindoro.
According to the fishermen, they encountered engine trouble, causing them to drift for three days when MS Charming sighted them at around 05:39 p.m. on 06 May 2021.
Personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Aklan rescued three local fishermen of a distressed motorbanca at the vicinity waters off Buruanga, Boracay Island and Caluya Island, Antique at around 04:00 a.m. today, 07 May 2021.
Said fishing boat departed Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island enroute to Sitio Diniwid, Boracay Island to conduct fishing venture.
On its way back to Baragay Yapak, it encounter engine trouble (battery discharge), causing it to adrift.