Sea trips in northern Cebu suspended due to TD Jolina

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Sea trips bound to and passing around northern Cebu are suspended on Tuesday morning, September 7, due to Tropical Depression Jolina (international name: Conson). The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa),…

Selected farms in Cebu allowed to resume exporting live hogs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has confirmed that the province has resumed exporting live hogs to other provinces and regions albeit in a limited capacity. Garcia, in a press briefer in Dumanjug town in…

U.S. concerned China’s new coast guard law could escalate maritime disputes

Reuters 02/20/2021

WASHINGTON  – The United States is concerned by China’s recently enacted coast guard law and that it could escalate maritime disputes and be invoked to assert unlawful claims, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. China, which…

Due to TD Vicky, Coast Guard Cebu suspends sea trips

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) has temporarily suspended all sea trips in areas in the region placed under Storm Signal Number 1.  “Coast Guard Station Central Cebu is now enforcing temporary suspension…

Japan coast guard continues search for missing cargo ship with 38 Filipinos

Agence France Presse 09/03/2020

TOKYO — Japanese rescuers were searching Thursday for a livestock ship with 42 crew members on board that a survivor said sank during rough weather a day earlier off a southern Japanese island, the coast guard said.…

PCG-7 rescues 4 men from capsized boat, reminds fishers to be vigilant about weather

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fishermen and owners of motor boats are encouraged to be vigilant about the erratic weather conditions when they set out to sea. Commander Alvin Dalagea, Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas spokesperson, gave…

Number of COVID cases in Coast Guard CV now at 31

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Thirteen personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard District Central Visayas, whose headquarters is in Cebu City, have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials confirmed on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Lieutenant Junior…

93 repatriated OFWs to arrive in Cebu on May 28

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 93 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are expected to arrive in Cebu City on Thursday evening, May 28, 2020. The OFWs are onboard MV St. Francis Xavier that left Manila around 10:30…

Talisay’s Coastal Patrol uses drone to monitor coastal areas

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Coastal Patrol Team of Talisay City is using a drone to help them patrol the coastal barangays placed under a lockdown in the city without them getting inside the area. Commander Nelson…

Oceana lauds Coast Guard for allowing legal fishing operations in community quarantine areas

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Recognizing the need to earn daily income among fishermen and commercial fish workers, Oceana Philippines lauded the Philippine Coast Guard for coming up with guidelines on sailing policy for fishers. “By clarifying the process and…

Coast Guard to fluvial participants: Follow guidelines for safety

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) urged the participants of the Fluvial Procession, which is slated Saturday, January 17, 2019, at the Mactan Channel, to follow the guidelines they set. Lieutenant Junior…

Coast Guard dry run: Fluvial procession to run one and a half hours

Rosalie Abatayo 01/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Sailing at about eight kilometers per hour, the LCT (land craft, tank) vessel that will be transformed into the Galleon that will carry the image of Señor Santo Niño cruised the route of…

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