PCG: In fulfillment of the President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's promise to send home five Vietnamese fishermen who were arrested last 23 September conveyed  during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) bilateral talk between the Philippines and Vietnam  held in Vietnam recently, the Philippine Coast Guard through its Multi-Role Response Vessels- 4404 (BRP Capones) and MRRV-4406 (BRP Suluan) escorted the Vietnamese Fishing Boat (PY 96173TS) during the Ceremonial Send Off at Sual Wharf and Causeway Area, Sual Port, Pangasinan up to 12 nautical miles  of the Philippines territorial waters on its eight-day travel proceeding to Phu Yen Province, Vietnam at 04:00 P.M. today, 29 November.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo continues its search for two fishermen who remain missing after a fishing venture at vicinity waters off Sition Luzaran, Barangay Lapaz, Nueva Valencia in Guimaras last November 20.

A certain Ms. Glenda Fandinola, 43 years old and a resident of Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo, Iloilo City reported at CGS Iloilo informing that the said fishermen identified as Nanie Sasa (48 years old) and Mr. Rene Gamuyao (16 years old), residents of said barangay were onboard fishing banca “Stella Maris”, painted with blue, red and white.

 Immediately, personnel of CGS Iloilo and Nueva Valencia Bantay Dagat conducted a joint search and rescue operation but yielded with negative result. 

Coast Guard Station (CGS) Camarines Norte retrieved two (2) cadavers and still searching for one (1) missing child who drowned and went missing at the vicinity waters off Pandawan Fishport, Mercedes Camarines Norte last Wednesday, November 15.

A certain “Alvin” of Barangay 5, Mercedes Camarines Norte reported to CGS Camarines Norte that he heard a man who was identified as Mr. Jerry Siera, shouting and seeking for help to save his children who were drowning at the vicinity waters off Daet Mercedes River Camarines Norte. Mr Siera admitted that he was allegedly under the influence of liquor when the incident happened.

Information gathered revealed that about 4 PM, Mr Siera along with his three (3) children decided to return home by walking along the river bank of Daet Mercedes River. However, at 8 PM they decided to cross into the river. While crossing, they encountered a strong current where his children were dragged by flowing water to unknown part of the river.

PCG: Crew of Coast Guard search and rescue vessel, BRP Nueva Vizcaya (SARV-3502) together with the crew of M/Tug Minkar successfully rescued yacht caught fire off Liloan in Cebu through a firefighting effort last Tuesday, November 14.

The Boat Captain of the PCG small craft, DF-330 immediately informed the personnel of Coast Guard District Central Visayas (CGDCV) that a smoke was observed from the yacht, M/Y Atlas, which was approximately 500 meters away from the port of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA), in Liloan. CGDCV directed Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Mandaue to verify the veracity of the report and dispatched SARV-3502.

As per inquiry, the fire started at the ships chiller of the crew accommodation where they noticed a heavy smoke. The crew immediately conducted inspection and firefighting but failed to combat and determine the source of fire which prompted them to abandon ship.

PCG: Joint personnel from Coast Guard Station Northern Quezon, Coast Guard Station Real, Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Council (M-FARMC), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and Municipal Agricultural Office (MAGO) of Real, Quezon confiscated more or less 360 kilos of fish (with approx. P36,000.00 market value) during the conduct of a joint anti-illegal fishing operation at vicinity waters of Brgy. Ungos and Brgy. Pob 61, Real, Quezon yesterday, November 14.

PCG: To further enhance the coastal surveillance capability of the Philippine Coast Guard and its neighboring countries, a two-week 15th Maritime Law Enforcement (MARLEN) exercise is being held between the Southeast Asian Coast Guards spearheaded by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) in the PCG Headquarters and within Manila Harbor which started last 07 November until 16 November as part of the capacity-building assistance of the Japan government to the Philippines.

PCG: A total of 40 fishermen were successfully rescued after Fishing Banca “Junel Enzo” capsized at approximately six nautical miles off Pandan, Catanduanes last Saturday, November 11.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station Narra continues its search for a person who remains missing since November 5 after a swimming venture at Malatgao River in Narra, Palawan. The victim was a farmer identified as Mr Melchor Ibañez, 47 years old.

Information received from Mrs Esperanza Ibañez, mother of the victim revealed that her son went swimming at said river but failed to return up to this date. Accordingly, the victim was facing family problems due to his recent separation from his wife.

Immediately, joint search and rescue team composed of PCG, local police and local government unit conducted search and rescue (SAR) operations at said river but failed to locate the victim. The SAR team advised the local residents to be on the look-out for the missing person and to report immediately to the nearest PCG unit if sighted.

PCG: Four passengers and crew were successfully rescued off a distressed boat by personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Culion after their motor banca went dead on water at vicinity off Kalo Island in Culion, Palawan last November 10.

Accordingly to the reports reaching the Coast Guard Action Center in Manila, the motorbanca departed Barangay Libis, Culion at 4:30PM on the same date enroute to Barangay Salvacion, Busuanga, Palawan. While said motorbanca was transiting at the vicinity waters off Kalo Island, the vessel accidentally hit a floating log which damaged her propeller and caused her to go dead on water. The boat captain tried to fix her propeller but to no avail and decided to contact Raiza Amorez, and employee of Rural Health Unit (RHU) Salvacion to requesting for rescue assistance.

Immediately, search and rescue team of CGS Culion conducted search and rescue operations and sighted said motor banca at the vicinity waters off Kalo Island. The SAR team then rendered assistance to the passengers namely Anuel Mesa (34 y.o.), owner and operator of the banca; Carmencita Mayo (57 y.o.); Felyn Mesa (29 y.o.); and Ms Rizma Keith Maso (26 y.o.); all residents of Barangay Salvacion, Busuanga, Palawan.

PCG: After continuous Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, Coast Guard Station Aurora successfully retrieved the cadaver of a drowned victim who was identified as Mr. Justin Paul M Delos Santos. He was reported missing after accidentally falling off at the rocky portion of AMCO Beach Resort, while taking selfie pictures together with his friend and was dragged for almost one and a half (1.5) nautical miles away from the incident area at Baler, Aurora yesterday, November 10.

According to Mrs. Ronalyn Asalita, 34 years old and a resident of Sitio Diguisit, Brgy Zabali, Baler Aurora, she saw a floating cadaver approximately two hundred (200) meters away from shoreline waters of lighthouse, Zabali, Baler Aurora.

Immediately, she reported it to the said SAR Team who proceeded directly at the said vicinity area and successfully retrieved the cadaver which was then identified by his relatives.

PCG: Coast Guard Station Camarines Norte declared the safe return of the 11 fishermen to their families who were reported missing for fishing venture last November 08, after receiving a phone call from Kagawad Ezequiel A Zuñiga Sr of brgy 4, Mercedes, Camarines Norte yesterday, November 10.

Further, information gathered revealed that the fishermen managed to take shelter last November 09 at Butauanan Island, Siruma Camarines Sur when they encountered unfavourable sea and weather conditions for fishing ventures.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-station Sindangan rescued a drifting fishing boat FB “Predator 1” with eight (8) crews onboard who was in distressed along the waters off Siari, Sindangan Bay, Zamboanga del Norte last Wednesday, November 08.

The team, upon receipt of the report, immediately proceeded to the above-mentioned area and conducted search and rescue operations. The fishing banca was then sighted continuously drifting and was towed to the nearest shoreline.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Substation Pinamalayan apprehended one (1) fishing boat with three (3) crew onboard who were caught conducting illegal fishing at vicinity waters off Brgy. Misong, Pola Oriental Mindoro, yesterday, November 8.

PCG: Coast Guard Station Aurora together with personnel from Coast Guard Sub-station Baler continue search for a missing tourist after he fell off the rocky portion of AMCO Beach Resort in Brgy. Sabali, Baler, Aurora last Wednesday, November 08.

The victim was identified as Mr Justine Paul M Delos Santos, 21 and a resident of Quezon City.

Investigation revealed that the victim was taking pictures with his friend, Bea Malapitan at the said area, when they were suddenly dragged by big waves and strong current into the deeper portion of the water causing them to drown.

PCG: Personnel of CGS Camarines is still on search for eleven (11) fishermen onboard three (3) separate motorbancas who were reported missing last November 08.

According to Brgy. Kagawad Exequel A Zuniga Sr., resident of Brgy 4 Mercedes, Camarines Norte, the 3 motorbancas departed last November 08 at 9am for a fishing venture at vicinity waters off Brgy Butauanan Island , Siruma Camarines Sur but failed to return home since.

CGS Camarines Norte immediately responded to the incident and coordinated with Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management (MDRRMO) Siruma, CGS Cam Sur, and CGS Tamban for the possible conduct of Search and Rescue (SAR) operation.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Estancia rescued 8 persons from capsized motor banca at vicinity waters off Bulobadiang Islet, Estancia Iloilo yesterday, November 8.

PCG: An ailing Filipino crew of a Singaporean-flagged vessel, M/V IVS Swindley Forest was successfully evacuated by the personnel of Coast Guard Station Currimao at vicinity waters of Laoag Cathedral Parish Office, Laoag City last November 08.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Rio Tuba is still searching for a person who went missing after reportedly being mauled by a crocodile while gathering shells at the shoreline at Marambuwaya, Barangay Iwahig, Bataraza, Palawan on All Saints Day.

The victim was identified as Mrs. Teresa Labrador, a resident of the said barangay.

Accordingly, personnel of CGSS Rio Tuba established contact to the sons of the victim namely, Mr. Raul and Teddy Labrador, to meet at vicinity waters off Iwahig River together with other relatives. Her son, Teddy disclosed that Mrs. Labrador was allegedly attacked by a crocodile in the shallow waters off Iwahig River Mangrove Area.

PCG: Coast Guard personnel successfully recovered a body of a man after drowning along Agno River, Barangay Ambayat 2nd Area, Bayambang, Pangasinan on All Saints Day.

Initial report was received by Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dagupan from a certain Ms. Gene Benebe of Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) informing a drowning incident in Agno River which involved a certain Mr. Silvester Nebus Nebreja, 29 years old, single and a resident of Las Piñas City, Metro Manila.

Information revealed that the victim was conducting fishing venture at said vicinity in Pangasinan.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Sual is still searching for a 20-year -old boy who went missing while on swimming venture at Barangay Maniboc, Lingayen, Pangasinan yesterday, November 3.

The victim was identified as Mr. Leonard Alejandro, a resident of Zabarte Extension Kaligayahan, Quezon City.

According to reports, the victim was with his friend named Mr. Rayle Bacod who also went swimming in Pangasinan when the victim was swept by big waves, causing him to drown.

Five (5) fishermen onboard F/Bca “Antalan Tabat” are now being searched for by the Coast Guard after they went missing from a fishing venture at vicinity waters approximately 30 nautical miles away from Scarborough Shoal in Masinloc, Zambales on November 21.

Reports from Coast Guard District National Capital Region – Central Luzon (CGDNCR-CL) disclosed that a certain Mr. Jereco Taneo, 51 years old and skipper of F/bca “Love Miles – 2” who was also on fishing operations with F/bca “Antalan Tabat”, reported the incident to Coast Guard Sub-station Sta. Cruz at 5 PM of November 25.

He further stated they departed the Scarborough Shoal area on Nvember 21 at 6 P.M enroute to Sta. Cruz, Zambales when they noticed that F/bca “Antalan Tabat” was left behind. Taneo and his crew arrived at Sta. Cruz at 11:30 in the evening.

The missing fishing banca was described to be painted white and brown and powered by an EZK engine.

PCG: The cadaver of a drowned fisherman was recovered yesterday, 21 November by the Coast Guard in Calbayog City, Samar.

The victim was identified as Taneo Nunez, 56.

Investigation revealed that Nunez fell overboard while fishing at the vicinity waters of Barangay Tinaplacan, Calbayog when rough seas and strong winds battered his boat.

His body was recovered by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Calbayog and turned it over to his family for proper disposition.

PCG: Four stranded fishermen were rescued last Sunday by the seaborne patrol operations team of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Libertad.

The men were onboard an unnamed motor boat when they were found near Libertad, Antique and screaming for help.

Inquiries disclosed that they were supposed to fish in Batbatan Island when they encountered engine trouble. Efforts to fix the deranged engine failed and the boat remained dead on water until rescue came.

The fishermen identified as Nolmer Juanico, Noel Juanico, Jerald Juanico and Eddie Sarancanlao were all in good physical condition and returned safely to their families in Barangay Centro Este, Libertad, Antique.

PCG: Two fishermen were arrested in Bulan, Sorsogon last Friday, 18 November for illegal fishing.

Rommel and Arnold Escobar were found by authorities fishing at the vicinity waters of Bulan and discovered that they have no permit to operate at the said municipal waters of Sorsogon.

Investigation revealed that the suspects traveled from Masbate to Sorsogon onboard F/Bca Baby King. Their boat is owned and operated by a certain Alfredo Escobar, a resident of Cauayan, Masbate.

They were apprehended by the joint maritime patrol team of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Bulan, Municipal Agriculture Office, local police and Bantay Dagat.

The PCG team issued a Certificate of Orderly Inspection to the crew who were later detained at the municipal police station. Meanwhile, the boat was detained under the custody of Bulan Municipal Agriculture Office.

PCG: The Coast Guard's mission to disseminate valuable information on the latest Marine Environmental laws continue as two of its related units successfully held a two-day seminar on the recently approved Memorandum Circulars in Ormoc, Leyte.

The Office of the Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection (CG-9) and Marine Environmental Protection Command (MEPCOM) headed the seminar that was participated on by various PCG personnel from Coast Guard District Eastern Visayas, its PCG stations and sub-stations, and the District's Marine Environmental Protection Units (MEPU).

Stakeholders from different shipping and oil companies were also present to include Camotes Ferry Services, Goldstar Shipping Lines Inc., Supercat, Catingin Port, Ocean Fast Ferries Inc., SRN Fast Sea Craft Inc., Lite Shipping, Jomalia Shipping and PMI Shipping.

PCG: Protection of the Marine Environment has been one of the significant functions of the Philippine Coast Guard. It is vital that its Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU) in every district is prepared in any situation that may arise that will affect our marine environment. 

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard, through the Office of the Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection (CG-9) together with Marine Environmental Protection Command (MEPCOM), conducted a seminar in Information Dissemination on the newly approved Memorandum Circulars (MCs) which were held on various Coast Guard Districts Western Visayas and Central Visayas on 17-18 November 2015 and 24-25 November 2015 respectively.

PCG: Joint Operatives of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Batangas and elements of Coast Guard K9 team Batangas together with PPA Port Police and Asian Terminals Incorporation Security Guard, conducted a random inspection inside and outside the premises of PPA Passenger Terminal building, Marshalling area and adjacent PPA perimeter areas of Batangas Port in Brgy Sta. Clara, Batangas City last Saturday, November 21.

PCG: A 35-year old passenger of M/V St Francis Xavier remains missing as he jumped off the ship at the vicinity waters of Taňon Strait.

The victim identified as Richie Roblico, a native of Zamboanga City, reportedly quarreled with his wife prior to the incident.

Upon receipt of the information from ship captain Leo Inocencio, the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Tandayag immediately conducted a search and rescue operations and monitored the incident through VHF radio.  

PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard in General Santos City continue searching for a Filipino seafarer who mysteriously went missing onboard Liberian-registered container vessel M/V Hansan Rotenburg.

Ordinary Seaman (OS) Louie Janus J. Caňon was reported missing last Wednesday, November 11.

According to Jover Bayani, representative of Eagle Express Line Inc., A/B Mark Soledad went to Caňon's cabin to call him for duty, but the victim was nowhere to be found. Ship board search also yielded negative results.

About 2,287 applicants took the PCG Aptitude Battery Test today, November 14 at the Asian Institute for Maritime Studies (AIMS) in Pasay City. 


The Philippine Coast Guard, through the Office of the Deputy Chief of Coast Guard Staff for Marine Environmental Protection, CG-9 together with Marine Environmental Protection Command (MEPCOM) conducted a 2 day seminar on Information Dissemination on the newly approved Memorandum Circulars (MCs) held at the Hub @ Kilometer Zero, Manila on 11-12 November 2015. 

PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard in Camiguin have successfully rescued the crew members of a sinking passenger-cargo vessel yesterday in Balbagon.

The rescued seafarers were onboard MV Super Shuttle Ferry 11 and was siphoning seawater from her grounded sister ship, MV Super Shuttle Ferry 15 when the incident occurred.

The personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Camiguin immediately ordered the crew to suspend its siphoning operations when they noticed that MV Super Shuttle Ferry 11 was already listing on its portside.

PCG: A missing fisherman, who was the subject of search and rescue operation by the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dilasag in Aurora, was rescued by a passing motor banca at the vicinity waters of Dinadiawan, Dipaculao, Aurora last Friday, November 21.

CGSS Dilasag was conducting surface search and rescue along the coastal waters of Dicabasan, Masagan and Diniog in Dilasag, Aurora when they received a cellphone call from a Mrs. Rosemarie Dulay informing that her husband was rescued by a passing motorbanca around 6 AM on Friday.

According to the rescued fisherman, he encountered engine trouble while conducting fishing venture 15 NM from the shoreline of Barangay Diniog, Dilasag, Aurora and drifted off the waters of Dinadiawan due to strong current.

PCG: Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena PCG presided the turn-over ceremony of the Maritime Safety Services Command at Sangley Point, Cavite City. Commodore Elson E Hermogino PCG was designated as the new Commander of Maritime Safety Services Command (MSSC). Prior to his new assignment, Commodore Hermogino was the former Commander of Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog (CGDSTL). The outgoing MSSC Commander, Commodore Gilbert S Rueras PCG retired yesterday, November 21, 2014 after completing 32 years of service in the Philippine Coast Guard and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

PCG: About 2,000 boxes of cigarettes from China were confiscated by Coast Guard personnel from a Taiwanese fishing boat at the Port of Currimao in Ilocos Norte yesterday.

Reports reaching Coast Guard Action Center in Manila revealed that the shipments were from a wooden-hulled foreign fishing boat skippered by Taiwanese Capt. Chen Yon Ji and manned by four Indonesian and two Taiwanese nationals.

Said boat was described to be painted white, its bow marked with CT-2489 on the starboard side and 2189 on her portside.

PCG: A 16-year old student of Taal  National High School in Batangas  accidentally fell to his death at the San Nicolas Dike last Wednesday, November 19.

Jeffrey Falla Manebo was reportedly washing his feet at the wharf when he accidentally slipped, fell down the water and drowned.

Philip Joshua David, the victim's friend, reported the incident to Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) San Nicolas who immediately conducted a search and rescue operations along with the local police and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dilasag is still searching for a missing fisherman onboard an unmarked fishing boat at the vicinity waters of Brgy Diniog, Dilasag, Aurora last Wednesday, November 19.

The incident was reported by Mrs Rosemarie Dulay, 20 years old and resident of said barangay, who stated that her husband Marcelino  failed to return home from fishing venture last November 18.

Immediately, CGSS Dilasag conducted mobile patrol along the shorelines of Brgy Diagyan, Dilaguidi, Dicabasan and Masagana all in Dilasag, Aurora but yielded negative result.


PCG: Officers and Board of Trustees of CHEVRON Association spearheaded the celebration of its 13th Founding Anniversary at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard last November 20.

The celebration started with a mass officiated by CDR GIOVANNI G BILIRAN PCG of Coast Guard Chaplain Service. First Master Chief Petty Officer Onofre G Olivera PCG, the head of PCG Non-Officer’s Corps welcomed the attendees while CHEVRON President PO2 Marshian M Garduque PCG presented the newly procured vehicle of the organization.

PCG: A female teenager was found dead at the shoreline of Sitio Nagtapulan, Camiguin last Monday, November 17, almost a week after she was reported missing by her relatives in  Calayan, Cagayan.

Investigation revealed that Nemar G. Fadero, 16, was last seen on November 11 when she left to visit her sister in Sitio Panan in Barangay Naguillan, Camiguin.

PCG: Members of Coast Guardman’s Course Class 33-2014 have successfully completed their six month semi-regimental training in Poro Point San Fernando, La Union. The said graduation ceremony was held at Coast Guard Base Farola on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and graced by the Commandant of Philippine Coast Guard VADM Rodolfo D Isorena.

The all female graduating class was led by Candidate Coast Guard Man Melitona A Denopol PCG who topped thirty six others in her group. The command endeavors to admit 1,200 new recruits to augment the manpower of the Philippine Coast Guard for the next three years.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard has recently participated in the Gender and Transportation Summit organized by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Roxas Boulevard, Manila held on 17-18 November 2014.

The summit was attended by different agencies from the rail, road, air, and maritime transport sectors and is anchored on the theme, "Accelerating Equitable Development through Inclusive Mobility” which aims to address the pressing issues in gender concerns and bridge the gaps between gender and the transportation sector.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard and 20 other participating agencies of the National Coast Watch System (NCWS) conducted a four-day Concept-of-Operations (CONOPS) Seminar-Workshop at the Hyatt Hotel in Manila from 17-20 of November.

The said event aims to finalize the working draft of the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) of the National Coast Watch Center through table-top exercises to strengthen maritime inter-agency cooperation.

The Philippine Coast Guard rendered a Testimonial Parade and Review in honor of COMMO GILBERT RUERAS PCG today, November 14, 2014.

COMMO RUERAS, the commander of Maritime Safety Services Command (MSSC), has been in the military service for thirty-two (32) years and will retire on November 21, 2014. The retirement ceremony will be held at MSSC Headquarters in Sangley Point, Cavite.

The Coast Guard Special Operations Group (CGSOG) headed by CDR INOCENCIO C ROSARIO PCG celebrated its 42nd founding anniversary at the Coast Guard Base Farola, Binondo, Manila with PCG Commandant VADM RODOLFO D ISORENA as its guest of honor.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard rescued two persons from imminent drowning in the waters of Dumaguete City early this week. 

The first incident involved a 19-year old mentally ill teenager who reportedly swam towards Chin Loong Restaurant in Boulevard, Dumaguete City around 4:30 PM last Sunday, November 9.

Upon receipt of report from Task Force Sagarr, the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Dumaguete composed of Special Operations Unit (SOU) and Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU), immediately conducted a water search and rescue operations for the victim identified as Marci Catacutan.

PCG: The captain and crane operator of a sunken cargo vessel remains missing while the rest of his crew were successfully rescued yesterday by a passing fishing boat 20 nautical miles north west of Naso Point, Anini-y, Antique.  

MV Vital was reportedly underway from Carmen, Cebu to Cuyo, Palawan to transport its cargo of cement, when rough seas battered the ship causing it to tilt to port side and sink around 11:15PM.

Four hours later, 11 of its crew were rescued by a passing fishing boat while on its way to Pedra, Cuyo, Palawan.

PCG: An elderly care taker of an unregistered fishing boat in Roxas City, slipped off its accommodation ladder and fell to his death last Monday, November 10, at the vicinity waters of Libas Fishing Port.

Federico P. Arellano, 73, was reportedly under the influence of alcohol when he tried to board fishing banca Ronron and accidentally fell around 7:30PM.

The incident was reported by a certain Francisco Clariza to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Libas.

PCG: A 21-year old Indonesian seafarer was found lifeless by the Special Operations Unit of Port State Control Manila (PSCM) around 1:20PM yesterday.

The victim identified as Adi Kurina Hidayat reportedly fell off TB Bewani I, an Indonesian registered vessel with nine crew, while it was docked in a port in Manila.

Investigations revealed that the crew was about to disembark their cargo logs when the captain heard voices and commotion.

PCG: Three cadavers were separately recovered by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in three different incidents last Friday, November 7, in Batangas, Iloilo and Pangasinan.

The first victim was found by the Special Operations Unit-Southern Tagalog (SOU-STL) 20 feet underwater of Batangas Pier.

Elmer Florendo Y Reano, a resident of Brgy. Cambalo, Cajidiocan, Romblon reportedly jumped off ramp No. 6 in Batangas Pier around 10:00AM and drowned.

PCG: Elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) San Juan De Buenavista have rescued two (2) stranded fishermen at the vicinity of Talisay Pt., Brgy Alegria, Semirara Island, Caluya Antique last Wednesday, November 05.

The incident was reported to the Coast Guard by Mrs Josephine Rona who stated that her husband Lito and son Jepoy failed to return home at usual time after their fishing venture.

Immediately, CGS San Jose De Buenavista conducted search and rescue operations for the subject fishermen. While underway, the team spotted a motorbanca with two fishermen onboard tied to a fish aggregating device or payaw.


PCG: Personnel from the Philippine Coast Guard and Bureau of Customs in coordination with the National Coast Watch System undergo Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Inspection Course conducted by the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) at the Bureau of Customs in Manila which started from November 03-10, 2014.