10 persons stranded on a pump boat off the sea of Marigondon rescued

Futch Anthony Inso 10/26/2020

LAPU-LAPU CITY, CEBU, Philippines — Ten persons, who were stranded in the sea off Barangay Marigondon, Lapu Lapu City after the pumpboat or motor banca they were on cannot dock on the wharf because of big waves,…

Fishermen reminded: Check boats before setting sail

Alven Marie A. Timtim 03/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Check the engines of your boats, then the weather condition, and save the contact number of the Coast Guard before you set sail. Lieutenant Junior Grade Eric Salcedo, Philippine Coast Guard in Central…

‘Don’t defy entry ban, you’ll get caught, penalized’

Alven Marie A. Timtim 03/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Don’t try to enter Cebu by sea or your boat will be impounded, you will be penalized and you will be sent back to where you came from.” Lieutenant Junior Grade Eric Salcedo,…

Motor banca sinks in Siquijor: 11 people rescued; 8 drums of fuel recovered

Rosalie Abatayo 11/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in Siquijor rescued 11 passengers and crew members of a motor banca that capsized in seas off San Juan town, Siquijor on Saturday, November 16. The motor banca…

Motor banca capsizes near Capitancillo Islet; PCG rescues divers, banca’s crew members

Doris C. Bongcac and Benjie Talisic 07/08/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Coastguard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) rescued 20 local and foreign divers and three crew members after the motor banca which they boarded capsized near Capitancillo Islet in Bogo City in northern…

Coastguard Hilongos rescues over 100 passengers off Hilongos seawater

Irene R. Sino Cruz 05/15/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A joint team from Coastguard substation Hilongos and special operation unit in Eastern Visayas (SOU-EV) Leyte rescued over 100 persons from a stranded passenger motor banca in the vicinity of Hilongos seawaters on Tuesday. The…

Passengers, crew members rescued from distressed motor banca

Korinna Lucero 10/30/2018

The passengers and crew members of a distressed motor banca bound for Getafe, Bohol were rescued in the seawaters of Gilutungan, Cordova town, Cebu at past 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning (October 30). MBCA MEME 5, which…

Foreigner hit by propeller of motor banca

Benjie B. Talisic 02/18/2018

A 54-year-old tourist from Hong Kong died after his head was hit by a propeller of a motor banca off the waters of Apo Island, Negros Oriental, a popular diving spot, on Saturday Morning. The victim, Young…

Taiwanese drowns, 12 others rescued off Sta. Fe waters

Benjie B. Talisic 07/20/2017

A TAIWANESE tourist drowned while 12 fellow tourists were rescued after the motor banca they rode in capsized in the waters off Barangay Okoy, Sta. Fe town, Cebu at past 5 pm Wednesday. Sta. Fe police said…

Boat operators take Marina exam

Norman V. Mendoza 10/27/2016

THREE hundred motor banca captains and crew took their licensure examination for safety navigation conducted by the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) at the Angasil Port in Barangay Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City yesterday. “We are looking at their efficiency…

North Cebu fishers to get 50 motor bancas

Victor Anthony V. Silva 01/08/2016

Fishing communities in Yolanda-hit areas in northern Cebu are set to receive 50 motorized bancas worth P6 million from the Capitol in March. Dr. Roldan Saragena, provincial agriculturist, said the funds were downloaded by the Philippine Charity…

Costly sacrifice

Editorial 10/31/2015

  After having spent a good chunk of his 48 years on this planet working as a seaman, Rudyard Payusan lost  his right foot while trying to save passengers of a motorbanca that were left adrift at…

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