The Coast Guard K9 Force headed by its Commander, Coast Guard Commodore Nelson B Torre celebrated its 19th Founding Anniversary with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, Coast Guard Vice Admiral Leopoldo V Laroya and Engineer Eric A Ayapana, Regional Director, DPWH National Capital Region as the guest of honor and keynote speaker in Taguig City yesterday, 06 October 2021.
The celebration was highlighted by the conferment of awards to personnel and units in recognition of their invaluable services being contributed to CGK9 Force.
The CGK9 Non- Officer of the Year was awarded to Petty Officer First Class Florentino C Del Rosario Jr, CGK9 Field Operating Unit (FOU) of the Year was awarded to CGK9 FOU Southern Tagalog and the Coast Guard Working Dog of the Year 2021 was awarded to Coast Guard Working Dog "DARLA", an Explosives Detection Dog of CGK9 Eastern Visayas.
ICYMI: The Philippine Coast Guard conducted a virtual forum on contemporary issues on maritime safety, security and marine environmental protection as part of the 22nd National Maritime Week Celebration last 22 September 2021.
Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations Vice Admiral (VADM) Eduardo Fabricante warmly welcomed the 368 participants from the Maritime Industry Authority, Philippine Ports Authority, Philippine National Police Maritime Group, Philippine Navy, Department of Transportation (DOTr) and other maritime stakeholders.
Invited resource speakers from the PCG discussed topics on maritime security situation updates and action taken presented by Coast Guard (CG) Captain Mitzie Silva-Campo; sustaining maritime safety amidst challenges by CG Captain May Marfil and, PCG: The Philippine’s premier agency on marine environmental protection by CG Lieutenant Commander Roel Saguid.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Aklan rescued two fishermen of a distressed motorbanca amid strong winds and big waves caused by Tropical Depression "Lannie" between the vicinity waters off Sta. Fe, Romblon and Nabas, Aklan at around 03:10 p.m. yesterday, 04 October 2021.
Vincent Cunihar and Sonny Tayco departed Barangay Colong-Colong, Ibajay, Aklan at around 04:00 a.m. on 03 October 2021 to conduct a fishing venture at the vicinity waters off the Sibuyan Sea.
They decided to go home at around 04:00 a.m. on 04 October 2021 and while underway, they encountered engine trouble which caused them to drift towards the vicinity waters between Sta. Fe, Romblon and Nabas, Aklan.