PCG shifts to retrieval of 4 missing in yacht sinking

Frances Mangosing 05/09/2023

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has shifted to search and retrieval operations for the four persons who went missing after a dive yacht sank near the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan on April 30. “The directive took effect…

IN PHOTOS: Abandoned ship in Lapu Lapu City catches fire; BFP declares fire out after 10 hours

Wenilyn Sabalo 04/29/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After almost 10 hours, the Bureau of Fire Protection-Lapu Lapu City was able to put out the fire that hit an abandoned cargo vessel near the coast of Barangay Punta Engaño in Lapu-Lapu…

Japanese military helicopter goes missing with several people on board

Reuters 04/06/2023

TOKYO — Japan on Thursday said it had lost contact with a military helicopter carrying several crew and passengers near Miyakojima, part of its southwest Okinawa island chain. The UH60 troop transport, commonly known as the Black…

Floating inferno: Dozens dead, missing in ferry fire

Julie S. Alipala - Reporter / @alipalajulieINQ 03/31/2023

ZAMBOANGA CITY — At least 29 people died and 17 others were reported missing after a fire swept through the ferry MV Lady Mary Joy 3 and turned it into a raging inferno as it was passing…

Submerged oil tanker in Oriental Mindoro lacked permit to operate — report

Daniza Fernandez 03/14/2023

MANILA, Philippines — MT Princess Empress, the oil tanker that sank off the coast of Oriental Mindoro causing a massive oil spill, lacked a permit to operate, senators learned on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. During the hearing…

Coast Guard suspends trips of small vessels in Central Visayas

Dale G. Israel - @inquirerdotnet 01/26/2023

CEBU CITY — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Central Visayas suspended trips for smaller vessels after a gale warning issuance on Thursday over Cebu and the rest of the region. In an advisory, the PCG suspended…

Fiesta Señor Fluvial Procession: Coast Guard says 76 vessels registered for the event

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 01/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As of today, a total of 76 vessels have registered to join this year’s Fiesta Señor Fluvial Procession.  Lieutenant Junior Grade Stephen Pagcaliwagan of the Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) said…

Coast guard’s BRP CABRA is this year’s official galleon for fluvial procession

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The galleon that would carry the blessed images of Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu and the Our Lady of Guadalupe during the fluvial procession for the 458th Fiesta Señor on January 14, 2023,…

#PaengPH: Several sea trips in Cebu cancelled on Friday 

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—At least 61 passengers were stranded inside the local government unit-operated passenger terminal building in Hagnaya Port, San Remigio, northern Cebu on Friday, October 28, 2022, as some sea trips were cancelled due to Tropical…

Island hopping boat sinks off Cordova coast, 35 rescued

Futch Anthony Inso 09/26/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Fisherfolks in Mactan Island especially in Olango Island are reminded not to go out to sea due to the inclement weather brought about by Typhoon Karding, which is affecting the Luzon area on…

Super typhoon disrupts sea travel, over 1,200 stranded in ports — Coast Guard

John Eric Mendoza 09/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — More than 1,200 passengers and crew members are stranded in different ports in the country as Super Typhoon Karding roars closer to land, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Sunday. The PCG reported that 677…

Mandaue police secure polling centers

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) has already deployed personnel to the polling centers four days before the 2022 elections on May 9, 2022. Police Lieutenant Colonel Franco Rudolf Oriol, MCPO deputy city…

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