P2.1 million in smuggled cigarettes confiscated in Oslob

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/04/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hundreds of boxes of smuggled cigarettes worth P2.1 million were confiscated by officers of the Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7).  PCG-7, in a statement, said they intercepted a wing van-type truck…

Ship catches fire off the coast of Lapu-Lapu, two hurt

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 07/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two members of a ship crew got hurt after the ship they were on caught fire off the seas of Barangay Punta Engaño, Lapu-Lapu City early morning today, July 16, 2022. Fire Senior…

BREAKING: Ormoc-bound roro stuck in Mactan Channel for more than 7 hours

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rescue operations are now ongoing for the passengers of a roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessel that was stuck for around seven hours in Mactan Channel on Sunday, July 10. The Philippine Coast Guard in Central…

Fast craft fire started in engine room, authorities say

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Investigation is still ongoing to shed light as to why a fire erupted in a fast craft while it was sailing the seawaters of Bohol last Sunday, June 26.  The Philippine Coast Guard…

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…

Authorities continue to investigate cargo ship fire

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Investigation is still ongoing to shed light on the tragedy that occurred in the middle of the sea in Talisay City, Cebu on Easter Sunday, April 17. The Philippine Coast Guard in Central…

1 dead, 3 injured as fire hits ship off the coasts of Talisay City

Morexette Marie Erram, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 04/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines- Authorities here confirmed that at least one crew member died, while three others were injured, when their container ship caught fire while sailing the seawaters in Talisay City, Cebu on Easter Sunday, April 17.…

All sea trips in Central Visayas to resume today

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Sea trips for all vessels and watercrafts in Central Visayas are set to resume today, April 13, three days after authorities suspended these due to bad weather conditions. The Philippine Coast Guard in…

More passengers stranded in Cebu as #AgatonPH lingers

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The number of stranded passengers in Cebu grew on Monday, April 11 as bad weather due to Tropical Depression Agaton (international name: Megi) lingers.  Based on the latest report from the Philippine Coast…

#OdettePH: 338 passengers, 302 vessels stranded in Central Visayas

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 338 passengers and 302 sea vessels are currently stranded in the different ports in Cebu due to Typhoon Odette. Storm Signal Number 1 has been raised in the Island of…

Motorbanca springs a leak off the coast of Santa Fe; four rescued

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four passengers were rescued including a senior citizen from a motorbanca, which sprang a leak at its freeboard or the area between the water line and the top of the side of the…

Operator of capsized motorbanca still missing, PCG-7 suspends rescue ops due to bad weather

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The operator of the motorbanca which capsized on the evening of November 8, 2021, has remained missing after almost 20 hours of search and rescue operations by the Philippine Coast Guard in Central…

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