BREAKING: Leyte-bound passenger ship catches fire, rescue ongoing

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) on Sunday, June 26 confirmed that a passenger vessel en route to Leyte caught fire.  Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Krysta Bergantin, spokesperson of PCG-7, confirmed…

7 dead, 105 rescued as fire hits vessel off Real, Quezon

Daniza Fernandez, Delfin Mallari Jr. 05/23/2022

LUCENA CITY – Seven passengers perished  when fire broke out on  a vessel bound for Real, Quezon on Monday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported. The fatalities, aboard Vessel Mercraft 2, include five females and two males, PCG Commodore Armand…

Other ‘Odette’ challenge: 120 ships crippled

Connie Fernandez-Brojan 12/26/2021

CEBU CITY—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Saturday said shipowners were working to remove the fuel from their vessels that had either sank or ran aground as Typhoon “Odette” (international name: Rai) barreled across the Visayas last…

#OdettePH: 153 stranded in Cebu ports with suspension of sea travels

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 153 passengers were left stranded in the different ports of Cebu following the suspension of sea travels starting at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, December 15. Stranded passengers are now taking temporary…

PCG suspends sea travels due to #LanniePH

Doris C. Bongcac 10/04/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Vessels were no longer allowed to sail starting 5 a.m. on Monday, October 4, after Cebu and parts of the Visayas were placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1. “Voyage of vessels…

Ando now a Coast Guard enlisted personnel

Glendale G. Rosal 08/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebuana Olympian Elreen Anne Ando is now officially an enlisted personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). The 22-year old weightlifter who placed seventh overall in the recent Tokyo Summer Olympics in the women’s…

PH Coast Guard stops China navy incursion near Palawan resort town

Frances Mangosing 07/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) recently expelled a Chinese navy ship near Marie Louise Bank, which is about 309 km off El Nido town in Palawan province. “Chinese warship 189 vicinity waters Marie Louise Bank, this…

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…

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