The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Sub-Station Carles rescued seven fishermen of a distressed fishing boat at the vicinity waters off Sicogon Island, Carles, Iloilo yesterday, 12 October 2021.

FBCA ARIANNE departed from Estancia, Iloilo going to the vicinity waters between Sicogon Island and Bayas Island to conduct a fishing venture when it encountered engine trouble due to strong winds and big waves.

The boat captain dropped their anchor and contacted the PCG Sub-Station Carles for assistance.

The new normal has been setting its own pace and the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)’s way forward in the past year has been significant for its men and women to be of service and responsive to the needs of the Filipino nation.

True to this commitment and dedication to bring out the best in the organization, the PCG has set forth effective measures to put into action its powers and functions responsive to the challenges the country is facing.

The dynamicity of its roles in the maritime sector and amid the global pandemic have never become a hindrance for productivity but more so, it has empowered Coast Guardians to formulate patterns and tools that are effective in any battle ahead. 

     The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has responded to a maritime incident involving domestic vessel, LCT Metal Hawk that ran aground and eventually listed at the vicinity waters off Barangay Wawa, Nasugbu, Batangas at around 08:00 a.m. today, 12 October 2021.

The distressed vessel owned and operated by Marine Vest Company based in Surigao Del Sur had 17 crew members on board, including the captain when it encountered engine trouble causing it to run aground and list.

According to the captain, they departed from Port of Subic in Zambales on 09 October 2021 loaded with 1,000 metric tons of sand bound for Port of Nasugbu in Batangas.

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rendered a Skipper’s Farewell Cruise Ceremony for CG Rear Admiral Jose William U Isaga in honor of his efforts and accomplishments during his assignment aboard ship at Pier 13, Port Area, Manila on 02 October 2021.

CG Rear Admiral Isaga, who currently serves as the Commander of the Coast Guard District Central Visayas, will be retiring on 19 October 2021 after 37 years of public service.

He is the first retiring skipper to receive with the said tribute aboard BRP Corregidor (AE-891). This ceremony will now be part of the Coast Guard Surface Support Force (CGSSF)’s traditions for retiring skippers.