PCG recovers bodies of 2 more LCT Cebu Great Ocean crew members, 7 still missing

Doris C. Bongcac 04/25/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The search and rescue team of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has recovered two more bodies of the missing crew members of LCT Cebu Great Ocean that ran aground at the vicinity of…

PCG orders suspension of sea travels due to #BisingPH

Doris C. Bongcac 04/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Sea travels in areas affected by Typhoon #BisingPH was suspended starting at 5  a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021,  “as a proactive measure” to avert possible sea accidents that may result from the…

Close to 500 passengers stranded in CV ports

Doris C. Bongcac 02/22/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – At least 460 individuals remain stranded at the different ports in Central Visayas this Monday morning, February 22, a report from the Philippine Cost Guard (PCG) said. The stranded individuals include drivers and…

PCG, Gov. Yap ink agreement to ensure protection of Bohol seas, Balicasag Island

Doris C. Bongcac 01/18/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The province of Bohol entered into partnership with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to ensure the protection of its waters and Balicasag Island, a tourist destination. A Memorandum of Agreement that was signed…

Sea trips resume as storm signal warnings in Cebu lifted

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The over 300 passengers who were left stranded on the different ports in Cebu during the onslaught of typhoon Vicky can now breathe a sigh of relief. The Philippine Coast Guard has allowed…

Ulysses death toll now at 37 – NDRRMC

Patricia Denise M. Chiu - Reporter / @PDMChiuINQ 11/15/2020

MANILA Philippines — The death toll from Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) continues to rise as different agencies scrambled to launch rescue operations in Cagayan province which bore the brunt of the damage in the Cagayan Valley…

M/V Good Fortune crew safe, Coast Guard to do oil spill check

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — All 14 crew members of M/V Good Fortune that sent a distress signal while sailing on the seawaters off Eastern Bohol on Sunday, October 25 are safe and unharmed, authorities have announced. The…

Rescue ongoing for distressed ship in eastern Bohol

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 10/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rescue operations are ongoing after a ship off the seawaters in Eastern Bohol raised a distress signal after it has taken in seawater on Sunday noon, October 25. Acting Commander Alvin Dagalea of…

Some sea trips from Cebu cancelled due to Quinta

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — To prevent tragedies on the sea, the Philippine Coast Guard in Cebu (PCG-Cebu) has ordered the suspension of all sea trips bound to and plying on areas directly affected by Severe Tropical Storm…

PCG officer is 2020 recipient for ‘IMO’s Exceptional Bravery at Sea’ award

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An officer of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is this year’s recipient for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Exceptional Bravery at Sea award. The officer is Probationary Ensign (P/Ens) Ralph Ofalla Barajan, the…

Explosives found in last month’s Jolo, Sulu blast site

Catherine Gonzales, Julie Alipala 09/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard discovered abandoned explosive materials in Barangay Walled City in Jolo, Sulu Saturday evening,  nearly a month after the twin blasts in the same village on August 24 that killed 15 people and wounded…

LSIs urged to get PCG approval before buying tickets

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippine –To avoid inconvenience, Cebu City Councilor Joel Garaganera, the Emergency Operations Center czar, urges Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI) to get the Philippine Coast Guard‘s (PCG) approval prior to buying their tickets. Every local government unit…

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