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…

No stranded passengers yet in CV for BISING PH

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite the cancellation of trips to certain areas in the Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) reports no stranded passengers yet for April 17, 2021. The PCG has…

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…

Ship destroyed by fire poses no oil spill threat – PCG-7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) said on Friday, July 24, that there are no threat of an oil spill on the waters around Catmon town in northern Cebu after a…

Passenger ship catches fire while on waters off Catmon town

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  A passenger vessel that was headed for Palompon town in Leyte province caught fire shortly after it left the port of Cebu City Thursday night, July 23, 2020. The Philippine Coast Guard in…

Number of COVID cases in Coast Guard CV now at 31

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Thirteen personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard District Central Visayas, whose headquarters is in Cebu City, have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), officials confirmed on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Lieutenant Junior…

Over 400 repatriated Cebuano OFWs to arrive on May 23

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another batch of repatriated Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who reside in Cebu is expected to arrive on Saturday, May 23. Information from the Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) showed that a…

More than 200 OFWs set to arrive in Cebu on April 28

Irene R. Sino Cruz, Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than 200 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), most of whom are seafarers stranded in Metro Manila, are set to arrive in Cebu on Tuesday, April 28. That is according to authorities, who confirmed…

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…

PCG-7 deploys 300 personnel as total ban on entry of sea vessels in Cebu starts

Alven Marie A. Timtim 03/17/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) has already deployed a total of 300 personnel to man the coastal areas and ports around Cebu in preparation for the total ban on the…

Ro-ro with 133 passengers ‘rescued’ off Camotes sea

Alven Marie A. Timtim, Paul Lauro 03/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A roll on-roll (ro-ro) off vessel plying the Camotes-Danao route was rescued off the waters of Camotes Island at past 2 p.m. of March 2, 2020. MV Mika Mari III, which had 133…

Coast Guard to fluvial participants: Follow guidelines for safety

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7) urged the participants of the Fluvial Procession, which is slated Saturday, January 17, 2019, at the Mactan Channel, to follow the guidelines they set. Lieutenant Junior…

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