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PCG: Operating units from Coast Guard Station Bataan, Coast Guard Intelligence Force, Coast Guard K9 force, Coast Guard Special Operation Force, Coast Guard Legal Service and Student-Lawyers from the Coast Guard Education and Training Command seized illegal paraphernalias as a result of a raid operations at Brgy Lamao, Limay, Bataan yesterday, March 28.

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard Scholarship Foundation Inc. will be granting Educational Assistance of Php30,000.00 per semester to all incoming College freshmen dependents of active PCG non-officers who will pass the qualifying examinations on April 21, 2018, 9 A.M. in designated testing areas and meet the requirements of the whole screening and application process.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station Siargao, Quick Response Team (QRT) and Clearing Outpost (COP) Del Carmen successfully rescued ninety eight (98) persons including the crew of Motorbanca Donnylyn after getting stranded at vicinity waters off Brgy. Italian, Del Carmen and Hinatuan Island, Surigao del Norte last March 24.

PCG: In view of the Holy Week observance starting March 29 to April 01, PCG Commandant Rear Admiral Elson E Hermogino has directed all Coast Guard units nationwide to initiate proactive measures in ensuring safety, security, and comfort of the seagoing public who will travel by ship in going to their provinces or other tourist destinations to observe the Lenten Season.

PCG: Three (3) persons were successfully rescued by the crew of a passing tugboat after their motor banca was hit by strong waves while transiting the vicinity waters between Bohol and Camiguin Island last 19 March.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station Western Samar successfully retrieved the cadaver of the reported missing fisherman near Darahiway Dako Island today, March 20.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-station Sindangan confiscated marine species called "devil rays" at vicinity waters off Malintubuan, Labason, Zamboanga Del Norte last Tuesday, March 13.

The Department of Social Welfare and Development awarded the Philippine Coast Guard its prestigious "Panata Award" in recognition of its valuable contribution in the disaster relief operations effort of the government in Marawi City. The PCG through its Civil Relations Service, conducted four sorties of relief, psycho social and medical and dental mission in the evacuation areas of Iligan and Marawi City. The PCG also sent alternately BRP Corregidor and BRP Pampanga to transport food packs from DSWD and school supplies from Manila to Iligan Port.

Captain Armando Balilo, Acting Commander of CRS, thanked in behalf of the Command, the DSWD leadership for the accolade. He also expressed PCG's gratitude to the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary, PCGA Medical and K9 Support Squadron, Fast Craft CEO Chet Pestrana, International Ferris Association and media partners who supported the PCG in the activity.

The award was given by DSWD OIC Secretary Emmanuel Leyco and Presidential Liaison Undersecretary Luzviminda Ilagan during the agency's anniversary held recently.

PCG: Deployable Response Team (DRT) from Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Boracay revived an unconscious nearly drowned Chinese tourist on a rescue operation  identified as Ms Hong Zhou, 35 years old, while on swimming activity at vicinity waters off Station 1 Brgy Balabag, Boracay Malay yesterday, March 14.

PCG: Six fishermen were successfully rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-station Sindangan while they were conducting seaborne patrol at approximately 700 meters away from the coastline of Malintuban, Labason, Zamboanga Del Norte yesterday, March 14.

Said fishermen were reported missing since March 13, when they failed to return after conducting fishing venture onboard fishing banca “Jave 2” with Safety, Security and Environmental Numbering System (SSEN) NM-DAP-080817-000794.

Rescued fishermen are all residents of Brgy Tabon, Jose Dalman, Zamboanga Del Norte were identified as Jaime Adlawon (operator), Jumarey B Aladad, Victorino Guantero, Reneboy Rambo, and an unknown deaf male fisherman aka “Amang”.

PCG: Joint personnel of Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine National Police (PNP) and Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (LDRMMO) successfully rescued four fishermen onboard their motor banca “Neva Keiisha Joyce” who went missing from fishing venture at the vicinity municipal waters of Perol, Romblon last Monday, March 12.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Culion successfully rescued six passengers and crew of a distressed boat after their motor banca went dead on water at vicinity off Sitio Buhi, Brgy. Culango, Culion Palawan last March 11.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station Siquijor successfully rescued thirty two (32) passengers onboard ran aground M/V Ocean Jet 15 at vicinity waters off Siquijor Port, yesterday, March 11.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station Boracay, Philippine Navy, Philippine National Police Malay, and 605th PNP Maritime BoracayCaticlan Police successfully retrieved a floating cadaver at 1.9 nautical miles West of Nasog Point. BrgyNasog Malay Aklan, 4 A.M. last Saturday, March 3.

Upon receiving reports from Philippine Navy Base that a floating cadaver was sighted at the said vicinity, Coast Guard Caticlan immediately coordinated with PNP Malay, PNP Maritime Group, and Coast Guard Sub Station Boracay and proceeded to the said area to conduct retrieval operation.

Subsequently, the cadaver was successfully recovered by the joint team operations and the victim was identified as Mr Sabino Casimero, 40 years old and a resident of two locations: Sitio Hambil Carabao Island and Brgy Bolabog, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan.

PCG: M/L Sattelite, a wooden type of vessel with ten crew onboard including the captain and a Lorry Truck with plate number RMK 350 was caught on fire in Bengo Wharf, Baliwasan Seaside, Brgy Baliwasan, Zamboanga City yesterday, March 27.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Dapitan and CGS Ozamis under Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao (CGDNM) and Operation Control (OPCON) units together with Philippine National Police Maritime Group (PNP MARIG), 1010th and 1006th Philippine Coast Guard Auxilliaries assisted and rendered security to the delegates of Congressional Port Tour from Port of Dumaguete to Port of Pulauan at vicinity of Dakak Beach Resort, Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte last March 20.

Upon the arrival of MV Fast Cat M6 (Chartered Vessel), the team proceeded at the vicinity of Tagolo Point onboard DF-311, Aluminum Boat (AB) 256 & AB-257 and three floating assets of 1010th PCGA spearheaded by CAPT REY ACIS PCGA. They conducted maritime security and escorted the chartered vessel until she is securely docked at Palauan Port, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.

On the other hand, Personnel of K9 unit, CGDNM and Special Operation Unit Northern Mindanao (SOUNM) conducted paneling operation at Port of Dapitan. The said team provided security barrier and intensified the security measures at the Dakak Cove where the delegates were accommodated.

PCG: Coast Guard Station (CGS) El Nido successfully confiscated illegal drugs at Last Cabanas Beach, Brgy. Corong Corong, El Nido, Palawan last March 23.

Said operation was informed by PSI Analyn A Palma PNP, OIC-El Nido Municipal Police Station (MPS) El Nido.

CGS El Nido personnel together with Field Station (FS) personnel and CGK-9 El Nido proceeded to MPS-El Nido for operation briefing.

Furthermore, the team successfully arrested Jhaypee Nangit Abejo, 31 years old, security guard and a resident of New Buncag, Brgy Mandaragat, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan and recovered the following items:

PCG: Coast Guard still searching for 12 missing person onboard M/bca “Christian” at vicinity waters off Mariveles, Bataan last March 20.

The two fishermen were not yet recognized while the 10 identified are as follows:

• Angelito Silva, 50 yrs old

• Angel Silva, 14 yrs old

• Ramon Del Rosario Sr., 60 yrs old

PCG: Three missing fishermen onboard unnamed motorbanca were the subject of search and rescue operations by the elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Pandan at vicinity waters off Eastern part of Catanduanes since March 17.

The missing fishermen were identified as Mr. Edwin Briones Sr, 56 years old, Mr. Edwin Briones Jr, 25 years old and Mr. Dindo Losito, 25 years old and all residents of Brgy. Tubli Caramoran Catanduanes.

The incident was then reported by Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO).

Immediately, CGSS Pandan conducted search and rescue (SAR) operation together with fisherfolks and hired unnamed motorbanca at vicinity of Northern and Eastern part off Pandan, Catanduanes.

PCG: 18 officer/crew onboard LCT Marc Jason III departed Tandayag Amlan, Negros Oriental capsized at vicinity seawaters off Montañeza, Malabuyoc, Cebu last March 22.

Investigation revealed from Capt Francisco C Orbita Master of said vessel that LCT Marc Jason III loaded with 1,000 metric tons of fine sand bound to Sta. Fe Bantayan Island Cebu.

The incident report was no casualty. However, the estimated cost of damage to property is still undetermined.

CGSS Bato advised the Master of subject vessel to file a marine protest relative to the incident and likewise advised to hire accredited/authorized salvor in order to refloat said vessel.

Coast Guard District Northern Mindanao (CGDNM) successfully conducted convening ceremony of Water Search and Rescue (WASAR) training of Class 08-2017 last March 21.

Said training was composed of 32 students, one officer, 31 non-officers and Coast Guard Auxillaries.

The purpose of the said activity is to ensure and enhance individual skills of every PCG personnel to conduct of WASAR. The training further aims to develop every Coastguardsman to deliver appropriate service to the community.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard rendered a Testimonial Parade and Review in honor of the Chief of Coast Guard Staff COMMO BON DAN D CHAN PCG yesterday, March 22 at the Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force, Pier 13, Port Area, Manila. 

PCG: Rear Admiral Luis M Tuason Jr PCG presided the turn-over ceremony of Chief of Coast Guard Staff (CCGS) and Coast Guard Weapons, Communications, Electronics and Information Systems Command (CGWCEISC) at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard, Pier 15, Manila yesterday, 22 March.

PCG: PCG crew members of BRP Malabrigo (MRRV-4402) has successfully medically evacuated an ailing passenger of a foreign cruise ship at vicinity waters 1.5 NM Northwest of Carabao Island, Cavite, today, 19 March 2017.

PCG: Atty Efren A Legaspi,  Manager, Estate Management Department, PNOC has formally turned over to CDR VIVIEN JANE E CAY PCG, Director, CG Real Estate Management Office (REMO) the Transfer Certificate of Title of 4, 195 square meter lot in Pureza Manila  presently occupied by Sub Station Pureza today, 16 March 2017.

PCG: Personnel of Coast Guard Clearing Out Post (COP) Monreal rescued five (5) crew members onboard fishing banca Warren which capsized at vicinity waters off San Miguel Island, Monreal, Masbate at around 7:30 AM yesterday, 16 March 2017.

Initial reports disclosed that personnel from Coast Guard Sub-Station Bulan received a phone call from a certain Ms. Jennifer Barloso, a resident of Brgy. Aguinaldo, Bulan, Sorsogon informing that said fishing banca capsized after being battered by big waves that caused damage to its portside freeboard.

Upon receipt, personnel of CGSS Bulan informed COP Monreal regarding the said incident. Personnel of COP Monreal Immediately proceeded to said vicinity and successfully conducted search and rescue operations. 

Joint personnel from Coast Guard District Palawan and Special Operations Unit-Palawan, Coast Guard Auxiliary District Palawan in cooperation with Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, United Nations Development Program, and Pilipinas Shell Foundation held a five (5) - day Water Safety and Rescue (WASAR) Training to thirty three (33) tour guides, boat operators and crew of Sitio Sabang, Brgy Cabayugan, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan last 06-10 March 2017.

The Philippine Delegation to the Fourth Session of the Navigation, Communications and Search and Rescue (NCSR), made a detailed presentation on the proposed Area to be Avoided (ATBA) at the meeting of the Experts Group on Ships Routeing last 6-10 March 2017 at the IMO Headquarters in London.

PCG: Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Assistant Secretary for Operations Rodolfo C Santillan together with OCD Region VI Director Ms Rosario Cabrera visited Coast Guard Station (CGS) Iloilo on March 15, 2017.

PCG: 10 March 2017 – The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Navigation, Communications, and Search and Rescue (NCSR) approved the Philippine proposal to establish the entire Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) in the Sulu Sea as an Area to be Avoided (ATBA) in order to protect its fragile marine environment.

PCG: Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cuyo continued its search for a missing fisherman onboard unnamed fishing banca painted with blue on its hull and white freeboard at the vicinity waters of Brgy. Suba, Cuyo, Palawan last 12 March 2017.

The fisherman was identified as Mr Paquito Lusa, 46 years old and resident of said barangay.

Investigation revealed that said fisherman departed for a fishing venture but failed to return home at expected time.

PCG: Search operation continues for a male passenger of ML “Nur-Ena” who jumped overboard the vessel last March 12 at the vicinity of Duhay Bolod, Sulu.

The passenger was identified as a certain Mr. Anthony Escuadro, 26 years old and a resident of Zamboanga Sibugay.

Accordingly, ML “Nur-Ena” was cleared by Coast Guard Station (CGS) Jolo and departed Hadji Warid Port in Jolo, Sulu bound to Zamboanga City with eight crew and passengers composed of 50 adults and eight children onboard.

PCG: Joint personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Central Aurora together with Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Baler, CGSS North Eastern Aurora and CGSS South Western Aurora have successfully retrieved a man from drowning at the shoreline off Brgy Lipit, Dipaculao, Aurora yesterday March 13.

The victim was identified as Reden Borillo, 19 yrs old and a resident of Barangay Puangi, Dipaculao.

Subsequently, after the victim was autopsied the remains of Borillo was then turned over to his family and brought to Fortera Funeral Homes in Dipaculao for proper disposition.

PCG: Coast Guard District South Western Mindanao (CGDSWM) celebrated its 49th Founding Anniversary on Thursday, 09 March 2017 at Tangan Gym, Naval Station Romulo Espaldon, Bagong Calarian, Zamboanga City graced by the Officer-in-Charge, Philippine Coast Guard, Commodore Joel S Garcia PCG, Ph.D., H.D., Al-Haj as the Guest of Honor.

The elements of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Nagpayong together with Coast Guard Special Operations Group conducted search and retrieval operation of a female victim who got drowned in the vicinity of C-5 Bridge, Makati on March 6.

The victim was identified as Sheena Ravelo Caturan, 25 years old and a resident of Molino 7 Bacoor, Cavite.

As per inquiry to the bystanders, the victim was seen walking along C-5 Bridge when they noticed that she took off her important valuables and eventually jumped off the bridge.

PCG: MRRV – 4403 Malapascua, the third PCG multi-role response vessel from Japan was commissioned into the service by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Atty. Arthur P Tugade. The activity was graced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the 17th Congress, Honorable Pantaleon D Alvarez as Guest of Honor and Speaker during the commissioning ceremony at Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard in Manila this morning, March 7.

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel in Western Visayas participated in the sendoff ceremony of Force and Resources for the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) 2017 Summit which was held at the Camp Martin Delgado, Iloilo City on March 05, 2017.

 

The Philippine Coast Guard rendered a Testimonial Parade and Review in honor of First Master Chief Petty Officer (FMCPO) Erwin Barja Bellen PCG today, March 1 at Headquarters Coast Guard Ready Force at Pier 13, Port Area, Manila. 

PCG: An unidentified floating male cadaver was retrieved by the elements of Coast Guard Special Operations Unit (SOU) Malacañan at the vicinity of Sta Ana, Ferry Station along Pasig River at 9am yesterday, February 28.

The cadaver was estimated to be 40 to 45 years old, wearing black t-shirt and green short pants.

Accordingly, a crew of Tugboat Sta Ana sighted the floating dead body and immediately reported to Coast Guard Station Pureza. Upon receipt of the report from CGS Pureza, CGS Pasig immediately dispatched SOU Malacañan personnel to conduct a retrieval operations to the said cadaver.

List of PCG applicants directed to undergo neuropsychiatric examination on SATURDAY, APRIL 02, 2016 - 7AM at Coast Guard Medical Service.

PCG: ThePhilippine Coast Guard has successfully conducted a mangrove planting activity in Noveleta, Cavite today March 29, as part of the “Adopt Program” of Marine Environmental Protection to sustain the marine ecosystem as well as to address the increasing threat of climate change.

A total of 43,980 passengers were monitored by PCG Districts nationwide as of 12AM, March 29.

COAST GUARD DISTRICTS Outbound Passengers
National Capital Region- Central Luzon 1,485
Central Visayas 7,734
South Western Mindanao 2,367
Palawan  518
Southern Tagalog 7,408
Western Visayas 7,111
Southeastern Mindanao 3,330
Bicol 3,672
Northern Mindanao 4,296
Eastern Visayas 6,059

The Coast Guard District North Eastern Luzon together with the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary 1201st Squadron conducted a joint free Medical and Dental Mission to the residents of Barangay Pattao and Tabbac in Buguey, Cagayan on 18 March 2016 which coincided also with the ground breaking ceremony of its 4th Birthing Center in the Municipality. 

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard has issued a warning to the shipping passengers to refrain from patronizing “fly-by-night” also known as “colorum” inter-island passenger vessels this Holy Week and summer season.

PCG Commandant Rear Admiral William M Melad said that these colorum vessels pose risks to the safety and life of the riding public as they usually are unregistered or lack necessary documentary requirements, thus do not comply with the standards set by MARINA on the safety aspects.

He also stated that some ship owners and operators   take advantage of the huge volume of passengers in different ports and terminals in the provinces most especially in places where families will spend their vacation on major tourist spots since major shipping lines will have a hard time in accommodating all the passengers rushing to the different ports in the country.

A total of 55,138 passengers were monitored by PCG Districts nationwide as of 12AM, March 27.

COAST GUARD DISTRICTS Outbound Passengers
National Capital Region - Central Luzon 266
Central Visayas 13,671
Southwestern Mindanao 1,120
Palawan 576
Southern Tagalog 13,347
Western Visayas 10,102
Southeastern Mindanao 3,810
Bicol 4,158
Northern Mindanao 5,034
Eastern Visayas 3,054

PCG: Initial information from Coast Guard District Palawan disclosed that LCT Marc Jason 2, a cargo vessel owned and operated by Jomalia Shipping Corp, with 12 crew on board went half submerged yesterday, March 17 at around 2:30 am while anchored at the vicinity pier of Berong, Palawan. The Captain decided to anchor after loading Nickel ore because of the bad weather. While anchored, the ship's cargo access door was hit by bigwaves causing flooding inside. The ship eventually sank and presently half submerged. PCG personnel from Brookspoint is monitoring the incident and already laid oil spill boom around the vessel.

PCG: In view of the upcoming celebration of the Holy Week wherein heavy influx of ship passengers are expected to occur in various ports nationwide, PCG Commandant Rear Admiral William M Melad has directed all Coast Guard units to strictly implement maximum security and maintain regular monitoring of the seagoing public.

Rear Admiral Melad announced that the Command will be on “alert status” from March 18 to March 31, 2016. Radm Melad gave emphasis on the preparedness and readiness of all the Coast Guard’s personnel assets at all times in any case of maritime emergencies or situations.

Ship inspectors and Coast Guard K-9 teams were also instructed to exercise extra vigilance in ports and to conduct random checks on passengers and their luggage to ensure that no dangerous cargoes or explosive materials will be carried onboard passenger and cargo vessels.

PCG activates passengers assistance center in all ports/piers/harbors nationwide in observance of ‪#‎Ligtaskwaresma2016‬. Outbound passengers as of 12PM today, March 18.

COAST GUARD DISTRICTS Outbound Passengers
National Capital Region- Cental Luzon 2,231
Central Visayas 8,171
Southwestern Mindanao 1,630
Palawan 2,349
Southern Tagalog 5,545
Western Visayas  0
Northwestern Luzon 343
Southeastern Mindanao 3,520
Bicol  3,920
Northern Mindanao   5,345
Eastern Visayas 4,275
Northeastern Luzon 322

A total of 37, 651 outbound passengers were monitored by PCG Districts nationwide.

PCG: Coast Guard Dagupan continues searching for a male teenager who drowned while swimming with his friends in Lingayen Beach, Pangasinan last Saturday, March 12. 

The victim, Rushly Lois Gorospe, was reportedly celebrating the birthday of one of his friends and went swimming on the beach. However, strong waves dragged Rushly and three others. 

His friends were rescued by the personnel of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (PDRRMO) Lingayen, but Rushly remained missing.

The incident was immediately reported by the PNP-Lingayen to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Dagupan. A search and rescue operations yielded negative results and was temporarily suspended due to poor visibility in the area.

Meanwhile, CGS Dagupan advised all water craft transiting in the area to be on the look-out and report to the nearest Coast Guard station if the victim is sighted.

PCG: The oiler of a ro-ro vessel in Dumangas, Iloilo was declared dead by Ramon Duremdez Hospital on the same day that he was found unconscious by his chief engineer.

The victim, identified only as Mr. Generan, was found unconscious in his cabin by C/E Raul Almadin while LCT Holy Family Navistar was transiting the Bacolod-Iloilo waters.

The incident was immediately reported by Nancy Be, owner of Tri-Star Megalink Corporation, to the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dumangas. The Coast Guard then coordinated with Rescue 24/7 of Dumangas , boarded the vessel upon its arrival in Dumangas Port, and assisted the PNP personnel in the disembarkation of Generan's body.

The duty physician of Ramon Duremdez Hospital declared him dead on arrival. His remains were brought to St. Peter Funeral Homes for proper disposition.

 

Special Operations Course (CGSOC) have bravely conquered their fear of heights (altophobia) after an exacting training on rappelling and fast roping in Headquarters, Naval Special Operations Group (HNAVSOG), Naval Base Cavite, Sangley Point, Cavite City.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in Romblon has cleared concerns over possible oil spill from an agrounded vessel in the vicinity waters of Barangay Cajimos, Romblon.

Initial inspection and observation conducted by Cost Guard Station (CGS) Romblon, Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Romblon-Romblon and Marine Environmental Unit-Southern Tagalog (MEPU-STL) on LCT Bantayug yielded negative signs of oil spill as it accidentally ran aground 700 meters off the shoreline of Barangay Cajimos.

According to its master, the ship ran aground while they were maneuvering and preparing for anchoring operations last Wednesday. He also informed the Coast Guard that the vessel will be towed by tugboat Jenimig for the conduct of underwater inspection.

PCG: Three passengers were safely rescued by the Coast Guard after their boat was accidentally hit by a motorbanca at the vicinity waters of Caticlan Jetty Port, Malay, Aklan.

The incident was reported by the duty Coast Guard K9 personnel at Coast Guard Station Caticlan.

The swift action of the Coast Guard Deployable Response Team (CGDRT) resulted to the safe rescue of the three passengers of M/bca Rose P.E.

Accordingly, M/bca Southwest 2, with 30 passengers onboard, accidentally hit M/bca Rose P.E.while maneuvering to dock at Caticlan Jetty Port.

PCG. A 45 year old Butanding Interaction Officer identified as Mr Asir Principe died after suffering from cardiac arrest while he was swimming at the vicinity waters off Brgy Ugod, Donsol, Sorsogon yesterday, March 7.

Investigation revealed that Mr Principe was onboard motor banca Ramel which was skippered by Capt Manuel Nantisa. They departed Butanding Event landing ground at 7:46 of the same date together with two (2) crew and six (6) foreign passengers onboard.

While swimming at the vicinity waters of Brgy Ugod, Principe suddenly collapsed on the water and showed signs of having a heart attack. The victim was immediately given a CPR by one of the Italian passengers while he was being transported back to Butanding Event landing ground.

Upon arrival thereat, Coast Guard Sorsogon personnel immediately brought the victim to Donsol District Hospital. At 11:15AM of the same date, the victim was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. 

PCG. Coast Guard Station Tacloban personnel successfully rescued four (4) passengers onboard an unregistered motor banca at the vicinity waters 50 meters away from Tacloban City on March 5.

Reports reaching the Coast Guard Action Center in Manila disclosed that a security guard of the Philippine Ports Authority sighted the submerged motor banca at the vicinity waters near Tacloban Port. 

Immediately, CGS Tacloban personnel together with Special Operations Unit – Eastern Visayas conducted search and rescue operation onboard PCG aluminum boat 113.

The team rescued the four (4) passengers namely:  

Victoriano A. Espina 61 years old (Operator)
Susana F. Espina 18 years old
Darwin Mabutol 25 years old
Sherwin Robin 21 years old

PCG. Coast Guard Dumangas personnel successfully rescued passengers of an aground landing craft tank Our Lady of the Philippines Navistar on March 5 at the shallow portion 50 meters away from Dumangas Port. 

Reports received by personnel of CGSS Dumangas from Capt Oscar B Durano, Master of LCT Our Lady of the Philippines Navistar, disclosed that said vessel was enroute to Dumangas, Iloilo from Bacolod City and was carrying 58 passengers, 24 crew and 23 rolling cargoes when it suddenly ran aground at 2:10AM of the same date. 

Immediately, CGSS Dumangas personnel assisted and supervised the disembarkation of 18 passengers while the other 40 passengers decided to remain onboard the vessel to monitor their vehicles and cargoes onboard. 

Investigation conducted to the master of the vessel revealed that while maneuvering for docking at Dumangas Port, they accidentally ran aground at the shallow portion at the vicinity waters off the said port. 

PCG: A total of 48 passengers were transported back to safety yesterday, March 4, by the elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Masbate immediately after their boat incurred trouble 1.8 nautical miles off Masbate Port.

Said passengers were onboard MV City of Dapitan and was enroute to Masbate when its engine suddenly stopped.

Investigation revealed that the boat's starboard engine failed due to a broken bypass filter and oil leakage from the turbo charger of the engine that caused formation of fumes.

The incident was reported by the personnel of Montenegro ticketing office to CGS Masbate.

Personnel of CGS Masbate and PNP Maritime Group immediately conducted search and rescue operation.

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Manila. Clusters and drops of oil were sighted by the PCG at the vicinity waters of C5 Bagong Ilog, Pasig City yesterday, February 29 at 8:30AM.

Coast Guard Station Pasig immediately dispatched CGSS Nagpayong personnel to verify the oil spill incident report and yielded positive result. 

Further inspection and investigation conducted by CGSS Nagpayong and CGS Pasig – Marine Environmental Protection Unit (MEPU) personnel revealed that said oil spill was coming from a certain Pure Essence International Inc.

CGS Pasig has already issued an Enforcement Inspection Apprehension Receipt to the company in violation to the PCG Memorandum Circular 01 – 2005 dated 07 October 2005 under the following items:

A group of fishermen found the earlier reported German national who died onboard his sailing yacht “Sayo” at the vicinity waters 62 miles away from the shoreline of the municipality of Barobo, Surigao del Sur.

Investigation revealed that while the said fishermen was underway going home, they sighted the yacht and found the victim onboard in his decomposing state, sitting at the right portion of his boat.

Further, they decided to tow the boat to the shoreline and upon arrival thereat, they reported the incident to the Coast Guard and local police.

The PNP and SOCO team conducted an autopsy examination on the cadaver and declared that Bajorat suffered acute myocardial infraction or heart attack which led to his death.

PCG. Coast Guard Sub-Station Guiuan personnel together with MDRRMC Guiuan found the floating cadaver of the earlier reported missing high school students in Guiuan, Eastern Samar on February 28.

Investigation revealed that the victims namely Lara Mae Samson, 15 years old from Brgy Housing and Mark Anthony Tangkeon, 15 years old of Brgy Mercedes, Eastern Samar, went swimming last February 25 at 4:30PM at the vicinity waters of Brgy Pagnamitan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar and suddenly went missing. 

The said cadavers were found by the CGSS Guiuan SAR Team and were later turned-over to their respective families for proper disposition.

PCG.  Coast Guard Station San Fabian personnel together with Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) San Fabian sighted and subsequently retrieved a floating cadaver while conducting a seaborne patrol operations at the vicinity waters between San Fabian, Pangasinan and Damortis, La Union last February 28.

The team immediately retrieved said cadaver and brought it to the nearest shoreline.

Investigation revealed that the victim was identified by his live-in partner, Ms Laura Bauson as a certain Mr Rey Vinoya Nondranes, 45 years old and a resident of San Carlos City, Pangasinan. Nondranes was reported missing since February 25 by CGSS Dagupan at the vicinity waters of Tondaligan Beach, Bonuan, Pangasinan.

The cadaver was properly turned-over to PNP Sto Tomas, La Union and was brought to Sampaguita Funeral Homes in Poblacion, Sto Tomas, La Union for proper disposition.

PCG: More than two million pesos worth of undocumented cigarettes onboard a cargo vessel were confiscated by the Philippine Coast Guard, along with a joint apprehending intelligence group in Zamboanga last Friday, March 27. 

A search and seizure order was issued by the Bureau of Customs to the joint apprehending team to inspect the cargo hold of MV Trishia Kerstin 2 where an estimated market value of Php 2,225,000 of assorted Malaysian tobacco were found hidden in a container van onboard. 

Reports revealed that 277 cases of Astro, Rox, Fort and Marlboro cigarettes were discovered by the joint apprehending team beneath cargoes of copras (dried coconut kernels) and dried fish.

 Total number of monitored/assisted passengers – 14,290

No. PCG Districts No. of Passengers
1. Central Visayas 1,038
2. Southern Tagalog 5,704
3. Western Visayas 2,591
4. Southeastern Mindanao 609
5. Bicol 1,467
6. Northern Mindanao 1,731
7. Eastern Visayas 1,150

 

PCG: ADM RODOLFO D ISORENA PCG, Commandant of the Philippine Coast Guard takes oath before Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) as he is promoted to the rank of Admiral today, 30 March at DOTC in Mandaluyong City. 

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard rescued six passengers from a distressed motor boat in Rio Tuba, Bataraza, Palawan last Saturday, March 28. 

According to Boat Captain Hadjer Amilbangsa, the boat Nurijima encountered engine trouble while underway to Rio Tuba until he lost control of the vessel a mile off the shore.

Coast Guard Station Rio Tuba personnel from immediately proceeded to the incident area upon receipt of report from a certain Fe D. Ebanez, a resident of said barangay.

The Philippine Coast Guard has activated its Passengers Assistance Centers (PAC) today, March 27, 2015 nationwide in observance of the Holy Week and in anticipation to the influx of passengers travelling by means of water transport. As of this morning, 6AM, the PCG monitored 13,654 outbound passengers in all ports, harbors and piers nationwide. 

PCG: Two cadets who were sponsored by the Philippine Coast Guard and were appointed as international cadets to the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) Class of 2015 will graduate this coming May in New London, Connecticut, USA.

Cadet Niño Jhanus G Aniban USCGA from Bantayan, Cebu and Cadet Sean Jayner D Cabral USCGA from Calaca, Batangas had undergone training at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) under the PCG Cadetship Program last June 2010.

Out of the six nominees chosen by the PCG, Aniban and Cabral successfully qualified for the international cadet program to undergo a four-year academic and professional training program to one of America’s finest military educations.

PCG: Two cadets who were sponsored by the Philippine Coast Guard and were appointed as international cadets to the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) Class of 2015 will graduate this coming May in New London, Connecticut, USA.

Cadet Niño Jhanus G Aniban USCGA from Bantayan, Cebu and Cadet Sean Jayner D Cabral USCGA from Calaca, Batangas had undergone training at the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) under the PCG Cadetship Program last June 2010.

Out of the six nominees chosen by the PCG, Aniban and Cabral successfully qualified for the international cadet program to undergo a four-year academic and professional training program to one of America’s finest military educations.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard in Batanes continues searching for five fishermen who remains missing since March 23. 

Reports revealed that the missing men were onboard Oxangu Hulk to conduct fishing venture at the vicinity waters of Siayan Island, Itbayat, Batanes.

A certain Onesto  A. Gaza, a resident of Barangay Sta Rosa, Itbayat, Batanes reported the said incident to the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Itbayat  yesterday, March 24.

PCG: Nine (9) European tourists and ten (10) local travelers were rescued by the Coast Guard in Coron, Palawan last Saturday, March 21, after the motor boat transporting them to Calawit Island suddenly ran aground a mile off Coron Port. 

The passengers included nine from Canada, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland and 10 Filipinos. 

Motor banca Calamian 2, skippered by Ronald dela Cruz, reportedly ran aground while underway.

PCG:  The Philippine Coast Guard has issued a warning to the shipping passengers to refrain from patronizing “fly-by-night” also known as “colorum” inter-island passenger vessels this Holy Week and summer season.

PCG Commandant Vice admiral Rodolfo D Isorena said that these colorum vessels pose risks to the safety and life of the riding public as they usually are unregistered or lack necessary documentary requirements, thus do not comply with the standards set by MARINA on the safety aspects.

He also stated that some ship owners and operators take advantage of the huge volume of passengers in different ports and terminals in the provinces most especially in places where families will spend their vacation on major tourist spots since major shipping lines will have a hard time in accommodating all the passengers rushing to the different ports in the country.

PCG: A Chinese-flagged vessel, manned by 14 Filipinos and 13 Chinese crew, was apprehended by the Coast Guard last Sunday for unauthorized mineral exploration and 16 other violations.

MV Yue Hue Zhou Ho 8998 was found by the personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Tagoloan conducting dredging operations in Tagoloan River, Misamis Oriental.

Investigation revealed, however, that said vessel was allowed by MARINA to navigate only between Butuan and Cagayan de Oro.

PCG:  In line with the upcoming celebration of the Holy Week wherein heavy influx of ship passengers are expected to occur in various ports nationwide, PCG Commandant Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena has directed all Coast Guard units to strictly implement maximum security and maintain regular monitoring on the safety of the seagoing public.

In a conference held today at the PCG Headquarters in Manila, Vice Admiral announced that the Command will be on “heightened alert status” from March 27 to April 06, 2015. Isorena gave emphasis on the preparedness and readiness of all the Coast Guard’s personnel assets at all times in any case of maritime emergencies or situations.

Ship inspectors and Coast Guard K-9 teams were also instructed to exercise extra vigilance in ports and to conduct random checks on passengers and their luggage ensure that no dangerous cargoes or explosive materials will be carried onboard passenger and cargo vessels.

PCG: Rear Admiral William M Melad presents plaque of appreciation to BGEN Rolando G. Jungco AFP (Ret) during the visit of the MNSA Regular Class 50 at the Headquarters of Philippine Coast Guard, March 20. The delegates composed of military officers, civilian government officials, selected officers from the private sector and allied military officers from Malaysia, Nigeria and Sri Lanka  were  briefed on the current developments in the PCG.

DOTC-PCG: Coast Guard Sub-Station San Vicente under Coast Guard Station Aparri received information from Gina Ballesteros, Barangay Captain of Barangay Balatubat, Camiguin Island, Calayan, Cagayan  that thirteen (13) passengers were rescued along the shoreline of Sitio Cabatuan, Camiguin Island, Calayan Cagayan while four (4) other passengers to include the boat operator are still missing when a distressed motorbanca sunk due to big waves encountered along vicinity waters of Camiguin Island, Calayan, Cagayan last Wednesday, March 18.

CGSS San Vicente along with civilian volunteers from Camiguin conducted Search and Rescue (SAR) operations in the said area to look for the other victims. 

PCG: A 32-year old fisherman was medically evacuated by the Philippine Coast Guard in Antique after he accidentally injured his foot at the boat's puretic power block last Wednesday, March 18. 

The victim, identified as Ariel Necesario, reportedly trapped his right leg accidentally on the fish net as it was hauled by the mechanized winch.

Necesario was dragged by the power block and suffered a fracture and wound on his right ankle.

PCG: A 50-year old fisherman was successfully rescued by elements of the Philippine Coast Guard in La Union after he was reported missing by his son last Tuesday, March 17. 

According to Rommel Cabradilla, his father Roger went fishing at the vicinity waters of San Fernando but failed to return home as expected. 

Upon receipt of information, the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) San Fernando immediately launched a search and rescue operation from San Fernando to Bacnotan, La Union. 

PCG: Five fishermen were rescued by elements of the Philippine Coast Guard from two separate incidents in Baung, La Union last Tuesday, March 17. 

The first three survivors were onboard M/Bca Kim Trystan when it was hit by rough seas and submerged at the vicinity waters of Barangay Pilar, Baung. 

Upon receipt of said report from Mike Sarate of the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO), the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) San Fernando immediately conducted a search and rescue operations for the victims identified as Jony Sabado, 35 years old, Manuel Pascua, 56 years old, Edmund Cura, 34 years old.

 

DOTC-PCG: A female green sea turtle measuring sixteen and a half (16 ½) centimeters in width, twenty-two (22) centimeters in length and weighing sixteen (16) kilograms was released at vicinity waters of Palaui Island last Monday, March 16, 2015 by joint activity of personnel from Coast Guard Sub-Station San Vicente under Coast Guard District North Eastern Luzon-Coast Guard Station Aparriand Municipal Environmental and Natural Resources (MENRO) in San Vicente, Sta Ana, Cagayan.

PCG: A total of 25 passengers were assisted back to shore by the Coast Guard when the motor boat transporting them to Coron, Palawan suddenly ran aground at the shallow waters of Balinsasayaw Beach Resort last Sunday, March 15.

Reports received by Coast Guard Station (CGS) Palawan from a certain Diosdado Manait revealed that MBca Wave Hannah departed San Miguel, Linapacan, Palawan and was bound for Coron when it ran aground at the said beach resort.

Elements of CGS Coron, together with its Special Operations Unit (SOU), Field Station (FS) D41 and K9 personnel immediately proceeded to the area to extract MBca Wave Hannah and assist its passengers.

PCG: The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) apprehended nine fishermen, four of whom are minors, for conducting fishing activities in the protected area of Queen Tuna Park, Dadiangas South, General Santos City. 

The suspects were also caught fishing using hollowed tree trunks to scare fishes and drive them into nets, locally known as "likom-likom". 

The illegal fishing was reported by Kathyryne Anne J. Adolfo, secretary of Barangay Dadiangas South, to the Coast Guard Station (CGS) GenSan last Monday, March 16.

PCG: A sachet of shabu and other drug paraphernalia, with an estimated value of P30,000, was surrendered by a boat purser in Coron, Palawan to the Coast Guard last Tuesday, March 10.

Ramily Huyo-A, purser of motor banca Bunso, approached the Pre-Departure Inspection (PDI) team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Coron and handed-over a suspicious plastic cellophane given to him by an unknown man.

Said crew requested assistance from the Vessel Safety Inspection Team (VSEI) to open the package which was reportedly given to him by a stranger and was told that it will be picked up in El Nido by a consignee identified as a certain Roel Caabay.

PCG: The Coast Guard Education and Training Command (CGETC) held a joint graduation and convening ceremony of Senior Chief Petty Officers Course (SCPOC) Class 05-2014 and Maritime Safety Administration Course (MARSAD) Class 19-2015 with COMMO DANILO M UBALDO PCG as the Guest of Honor at Coast Guard Base Farola last March 10, 2015.

PCG: A domestic cargo ship was temporarily detained by the Coast Guard after it incurred damages on its bow when it accidentally rammed the edge of Dumangas Port, Iloilo last Sunday, March 8.

The incident was personally reported by MV SF Horizon's master, Capt. Francisco I. Bernadas, to the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Dumangas.

Investigation revealed that while maneuvering for docking at Dumangas Port, MV SF Horizon accidentally rammed the edge of the wharf due to strong winds and sea current. 

PCG: MV Seathiel, a passenger vessel, owned and operated by 2GO Shipping Lines and is skippered by Captain Forito Norman G Teves accidentally rammed Pier 1 Docking Area in Cebu at around 10AM today, March 10.

Initial reports reaching the Coast Guard Headquarters in Manila revealed that the said vessel departed Tagbilaran Port bound for Cebu with 119 passengers onboard encountered malfunction in her engine throttle while conducting docking maneuver at the said port.

18 passengers were reported to have sustained minor bruises and were immediately brought to Cebu City Medical Center for medical treatment.

The Coast Guard further advised the master of the vessel to file a marine protest relative to the incident.

 

PCG: Elements of the Philippine Coast Guard in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur have arrested three fishermen who were caught in the act of using air compressor for their fishing activities. 

The suspects Melvin D Daprosa, 38 years old, Jack D Daprosa, 33 years old and Gerald D Ires, 18 years old, all residents of Barangay Lingsat, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur were caught red handed in the vicinity waters of Barangay Sulvec, Narvacan last Saturday, March 7. 

The incident was reported by Cecilia Badar, barangay captain of Sulvec to the Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Narvacan.

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard Commandant, Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena PCG led the oath taking ceremony of the newly appointed draftees at the Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard this morning, March 10.

PCG: The Coast Guard and personnel of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) confiscated a total of 16 boxes of fish that have evidences of blast fishing from a cargo vessel at Delpan Wharf in Manila last Thursday March 05.

PCG: About 1,000 kilos of assorted fish were confiscated by the joint elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Real, Special Operations Unit, Bantay Dagat and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Real, Quezon last Wednesday, March 04.

The confiscated fishes were allegedly caught through blast fishing at Barangay Ungos by the crew of M/Bca Ada-Jay.

The team chanced upon the said motor banca while conducting anti-illegal fishing operation at the area. 

PCG: Illegal fishers were arrested by the joint elements of the Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) San Vicente, Special Operations Unit of Northwestern Luzon and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) after being caught in the act of using dynamite for fishing in the waters of Sta Ana, Cagayan last Tuesday, March 3. 

Said team was conducting coastal patrol as a result of the report made by personnel of BFAR that illegal fishing activities were allegedly conducted at the said vicinity.

The crew and boat captain were apprehended including the equipment they used for illegal fishing and were turned-over to BFAR-Aparri for inquest while their boat was towed and was placed temporarily under the custody of CGSS San Vicente.

PCG: A Zamboanga Customs police who went onboard MV Kerstin 2 as one of the passengers was apprehended by the Coast Guard and local authorities in Zamboanga on February 25, 2015 for illegally possessing firearms.

The suspect was identified as Romel Talbangsa, 43 years old.

Upon disembarkation from the said vessel, Talbangsa was found to be carrying M16 A1 rifle with serial # 165175 and loaded with 22 live ammos; .45 caliber pistol with serial # C143230, loaded with eight live ammos; and .38 caliber pistol with serial # 936376 loaded with five live ammos.

DOTC-PCG: Search operations are still ongoing for a missing passenger of a capsized motorboat in Barangay Pulang Bato, San Nicolas, Batangas yesterday evening.

COMMO ELSON E HERMOGINO PCG, Commander of Coast Guard District Southern Tagalog (CGDSTL) ordered the deployment of the Special Operations Unit and personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station San Nicolas to search for the missing victim identified as Lorenzo de Villar Jr.

DOTC-PCG: A 36 year-old fisherman was found dead by the Search and Rescue team of Coast Guard Sub Station (CGSS) Pilar yesterday afternoon 700 yards off the eastern coast of Brgy. San Antonion, Pilar, Sorsogon.

The fisherman identified as Ronald Loriaga was reported missing and members of the Special Operations Unit Bicol and CGSS Pilar conducted a SAR operations in search of the victim.

PCG-DOTC: Another drowning incident was recorded this week after a teenage boy was dragged by waves farther from the shore of Capusan Beach, Cuyo, Palawan last Sunday, March 23.

The victim, Dexter Jaranilla, 16 years-old, reportedly went swimming with two others from Cuyo Pier to Capusan Beach. Eventually, the group encountered strong winds and waves that subsequently dragged and drowned the victim while his companions struggled to swim back to shore.

DOTC-PCG: The search and rescue (SAR) team of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Mati retrieved a cadaver of a seven-year-old boy who was reported missing after being swept away from a river in Mati City during the onslaught of typhoon Caloy.

Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) Antonio O Peralta, Deputy Commander of CGS Mati, together with several local government unit officials from Barangay Central, Mati, Davao Oriental, received a report last Match 21 that a missing child identified as Nikko Quilat Sumambot was allegedly swept away by strong current from the river to the vicinity waters off Mati City.

PCG: No signs of oil spill were found about a nautical mile away from Tilik Pier in Lubang, Occidental Mindoro where a cargo vessel ran aground and eventually capsized last Friday, March 21.

MV Asuncion XI was reportedly loaded with 100 drums of AV Gas, 23 drums of diesel, 100 liters of SAE-40 oil and two drums of diesel on the vessel tank when the incident occurred.

PCG: A total of 21 passengers, 14 of whom are foreigners, were successfully rescued by the Philippine Coast Guard after the outrigger of their boat were damaged off Sojoton Point in Cauayan, Negros Occidental while sailing to Oslob, Cebu Friday night.

Investigation revealed that the starboard outrigger of M/Bca Ona was damaged by strong winds and big waves leaving the boat with limited maneuverability and a tendency to capsize.

 

Report on Stranded Passengers, Rolling Cargoes, Vessels and motor bancas as of 4PM, 22 March 2014.

Coast Guard District Central Visayas

Cebu - 1,152
Tagbilaran - 140
Dumaguete – 251

Coast Guard District Western Visayas
Iloilo – 1,330
Bacolod – 317

Rescued foreigners drifted at Tubbataha Reef

PCG: Two foreign nationals are now placed into safety by the Philippine Coast Guard after sustaining minor injuries from an incident while sailing east of Basterra Reef, Palawan.

American citizen Capt Linda Mckeever, 60 years old, and Rene Menz, 47 years old from Palau, were onboard S/V Creola when they were found and rescued by a passing fishing vessel, FV Mighty One, yesterday at around 5:30AM approximately 47NM southwest of South Islet, Tubbataha, Palawan.

PCG 1st Quarter Command Conference

PCG: Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant, Vice Admiral Rodolfo D Isorena has instructed all units to prepare for the expected influx of shipping passengers as the vacation and long Lenten break are drawing near.

In a command conference held today, March 20 at the headquarters of the Philippine Coast Guard, Vice Admiral Isorena ordered all officials and personnel of the agency to brace up security measures on all ports and ferry terminals in the country since Holy Week and summer vacations are already approaching where lots of passengers and tourists were expected to go to their respective provinces and flock along the different beach resorts across the nation.

DOTC-PCG: The cadaver of a 15 year-old boy was recovered last Sunday by the elements of the Philippine Coast Guard in Pangasinan a day after he was reported missing by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management (MDRRMC) in San Fabian.

The victim, John Patrick M. Romeo, was reportedly swimming with his cousins Jobeth R. Layno and Edison Purtugis, when he suddenly lost grip from an improvised life ring and drowned by the big waves.

DOTC-PCG: A nine year old boy remains missing up to this date after he was reportedly swept away by strong current at a river in Barangay San Mateo, Camaligan, Camarines Sur last Saturday, March 15.

The victim, later identified as Jammer Lloyd Panis, nine years old, was said to be swimming with his sister when he was swept by strong current and drowned.

1. BRP San Juan (SARV-001) and BRP Nueva Vizcaya (SARV-3502) will continue the search and rescue operation for the missing fishermen.

2. Special Operations Group (SOG) divers will conduct diving operations to check possible fishermen that might have been trapped inside the fishing boat.

Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: Letter from COMMO RICKY SADOVAL and COMMO JESUS ’JUN’ AVECILLA, Chairman and Co Chairman of Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing (SAGS) dated 03 February 2014.

2. The Saturday Gentleman Sailing Club (SAGS), a sailboat racing organization duly organized and existing under the laws of the Philippines, will organized, undertake and conduct the Subic Bay to Boracay Race on 01-03 March following the Race Route enumerated below:

Start              Latitude      14 degs 49 mins 01.80 secs North                               Longitude    120 degs 16 mins 15.60 secs East
           
Way Point 1    Latitude      14 degs 46 mins 48.42 secs North                               Longitude    120 degs 12 mins 40.68 secs East
           
Way Point 2    Latitude      14 degs 40 mins 45.30 secs North                               Longitude    120 degs 12 mins 19.02secs East
               
Way Point 3    Latitude      13 degs 43 mins 10.20 secs North                               Longitude    120 degs 36 mins 53.52 secs East

Way Point 4    Latitude      13 degs 30 mins 55.92 secs North                               Longitude    121 degs 01 mins 07.14 secs East

Way Point 5    Latitude      13 degs 29 mins 55.34 secs North                               Longitude    121 degs 11 mins 09.78 secs East
           
Way Point 6    Latitude      13 degs 18 mins 44.16 secs North                               Longitude    121 degs 33 mins 33.84 secs East
           
Finish              Latitude      11 degs 59 mins 12.00 secs North                               Longitude    121 degs 53 mins 48.00 secs East

3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take note of the information and necessary precautionary measures at all times.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.

Notice is hereby given to all mariners and other parties concerned that:

1. Reference: After construction and activation report of Commander Coast Guard District Palawan dated 14 February 2014.

2. Coast Guard District Palawan constructed and activated Light Station Honda Bay located at Honda Bay, Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Prinsesa City, Palawan and briefly described as follows:

Name LS Honda Bay
Address Honda Bay, Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Prinsesa City, Palawan
Coordinates

Latitude      09 degs 50.64 mins North    

Longitude    118 degs 44.76 mins  East

Height 40 Feet
Characteristics Flashing White every five (5) secs
Visibility 7NM


3. In this connection, all ships/watercrafts transiting the vicinity of the abovementioned areas are advised to take note of the information and take necessary precautionary measures.

4. The cooperation of all concerned in effecting widest dissemination of this information is requested.

PCG: Joint personnel of Philippine Coast Guard and other rescue team continue its search for 10 missing crew of sunken motorbanca which was reportedly rammed by an unidentified cargo vessel at vicinity waters between El Fraile, Cavite and Caballo Island last Wednesday.

Initial reports said that on 13 March, at 11:15 AM, a certain Mr De Ocampo reported to Coast Guard District National Capital Region-Central Luzon (CGDNCR-CL) that a collision incident happened last 12 March at 11 PM involving an unidentified cargo vessel bound for Manila and Fbca Dan Israel-L with 12.66 GT, owned by Mr Danny Ang with 23 crew onboard.

Joint elements of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Tilik together with Lubang PNP apprehended a passenger carrying "shabu" at Tilik Pier, yesterday 11 March.

DOTC-PCG: A total 31 fishermen were apprehended by the Philippine Coast Guard due to illegal fishing and expired ship license.

Said fishermen onboard F/V NKB were intercepted on the act by Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cuyo who were then conducting a maritime patrol (MARPAT) about 4.5NM southwest of Imalaguan, Cuyo, Palawan yesterday, March 11.

PCG: The personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Balabac have assisted a Japanese national whose yacht was grounded at the vicinity waters of Roughton (Onok) Island in Balabac, Palawan last Sunday, March 09.

The incident was reported to the Coast Guard by a certain Mr. Labkon, a resident of Barangay Poblacion, Balabac, Palawan. Accordingly, a yacht marked "Oodobo" and described to be colored red and white ran aground at the said island.

PCG: About 80 kilos of fish poison, locally known as “lagtang”, was confiscated by the elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cuyo and Coast Guard K9 from a 45 year-old woman at the Port of Cuyo, Palawan last Saturday March 08.

Mr. Pacifico Sabroso, security inspector of the passenger's terminal building of Tubbataha Management Office informed the Coast Guard during its arrival inspection at MV Ma Isabel that four baggage were suspectedly containing a noxious substance.

PCG: Two victims were rescued while another remains missing as a foreign cargo vessel accidentally rammed a fishing boat which immediately sank at the vicinity waters of Alcoy, Cebu last Saturday, March 8.

The incident was reported by 2/O Manualito Magaro of MV Sun Road Yatsuka V-226, a Panamanian-flagged cargo vessel, to Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cebu.

DOTC - PCG: Six crew members of a domestic cargo ship were rushed to a hospital in Bacolod City after an explosion injured them while onboard MV SF Adventure yesterday, March 7.

Information received by Coast Guard Station (CGS) Bacolod through marine band VHF radio revealed that an emergency incident onboard said vessel required immediate assistance.

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PCG: Three Filipino and three foreign nationals were successfully rescued by the Coast Guard after their speed boat encountered engine trouble at the vicinity waters of Barangay Bitaogon, Surigao City yesterday, March 04.

The passengers composed of Filipino, Canadian and Swedish nationalities were onboard speedboat Sea Hunt when it encountered engine trouble at the said vicinity last March 03. On the same day, a certain Johan Maloto, third officer of an undetermined vessel, informed Coast Guard Station (CGS) Surigao that Sea Hunt, owned and skippered by a certain Michael Briman was in distress at said vicinity.