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The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Ubay has responded to a maritime incident involving four passengers and two crew members of a half-submerged motorbanca at the vicinity waters off Lapinig Piñahon, Ubay, Bohol at around 11:30 a.m. yesterday, 02 December 2021.

The distressed motorbanca, MBCA Whener James departed from Port of Ubay going to Port of Pitogo in President Carlos P. Garcia, Bohol when it encountered strong winds and big waves that damaged the bow portion of the motorbanca’s starboard side. 

The PCG launched a search and rescue (SAR) operation and safely brought the distressed individuals in good physical condition to the shoreline of Barangay Sentinela, Ubay for further assistance.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Station Albay has assisted three fishermen of a half-submerged motorbanca at the vicinity waters off Barangay Salvacion, Malilipot, Albay yesterday, 02 December 2021.

The distressed motorbanca departed from Caramoran, Catanduanes going to Tabaco, Albay. While underway, it encountered high waves and strong winds, causing it to become half-submerged.

MB Ma. Fe Evans was transiting at the said vicinity waters when the accident occurred. Hence, its crew members rescued the distressed fishermen and coordinated with the PCG for further assistance.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is set to establish an Aviation Rescue Swimmer Training Facility and a PCG Regional Training Center in Dipaculao, Aurora, following the signing of the deed of donation between the PCG and the Municipal Government of Dipaculao yesterday, 22 November 2021.

PCG Deputy Commandant for Operations, CG Vice Admiral Eduardo D Fabricante and Dipaculao Mayor Danilo A. Tolentino formally signed the agreement for the PCG's utilization of a 20,000-square-meter lot located at Barangay Mijares for the implementation of the said PCG infrastructure projects anchored on its modernization program.

Once fully operational, the CGAF Aviation Rescue Swimmer Training Facility will support the capability enhancement programs of the Command to ensure that its officer and personnel remain effective in performing maritime search and rescue.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has replenished fishing gears and basic supplies in Pag-asa Island, Kalayaan, Palawan on 20 November 2021.

PCG Spokesperson, CG Commodore Armando A Balilo said BRP Capones (MRRV-4404) of the PCG Task Force Pagsasanay (PCGTF-P) turned over said items to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of the municipality of Kalayaan Island Group (KIG) in support of the thrust of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to support the operations of local fishermen especially those in remote territories such as the KIG. It also ferried provisions for the PCG and Philippine National Police (PNP) stations in the area.

“Relieving personnel were also transported to provide sufficient rest period to deployed law enforcement teams which is necessary in upholding public health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” CG Commodore Balilo added.

Isinagawa ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) at Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) ang oath-taking ceremony at contract signing ng 20 scholars sa ilalim ng ika-12 PCG – PMMA CADETSHIP AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM sa National Headquarters, Port Area, Manila ngayong araw, ika-24 ng Nobyembre 2021.

Binubuo ito ng 13 kalalakihan at pitong kababaihan na pormal na nanumpa bilang FOURTH CLASS CADETS.

Nanguna sa nasabing seremonya si PCG Deputy Commandant for Administration, CG Vice Admiral Oscar C Endona.