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…

HOMEWARD BOUND: 200 Cebu City LSIs en route to Bohol

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The sweeper trips of over 200 locally stranded individuals (LSIs) in Cebu City bound for Bien Unido, Bohol were facilitated by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Philippine Coast Guard in coordination…

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…

Electrical failure eyed as cause of fire on ship

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Authorities are now considering electrical failure as the possible cause of the fire that devoured a passenger ship that was sailing on the waters off Catmon town, Cebu last Thursday, July 23. The…

PCG: No sail policy extended in Cebu, Bohol

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The No Sail Policy for passenger vessels in Cebu and Bohol is extended until May 15, 2020, and May 30, 2020, respectively, the Philippine Coast Guard said. This means that no passenger vessels…

Hungry crew members arrested in Cagayan de Oro for violating COVID-19 protocols

Froilan Gallardo 04/07/2020

CAGAYAN DE ORO- Hunger proved more powerful than COVID-19. Forced by hunger, five crew members left their ship to buy food ashore but alert residents and policemen intercepted their lifeboat in Barangay Lapasan, this city on Monday,…

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,…

Two boats held; fishers nabbed for illegal fishing

Florence Baesa 03/19/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental — Two fishing vessels were apprehended in the municipal waters of Manapla, Negros Oriental on Wednesday, March 18, for allegedly being involved in illegal fishing. The M/BCA “Leomar” owned by Marlene Padernal of…

Motor bancas to be impounded, owners to be sanctioned

Alven Marie A. Timtim 03/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Motor bancas coming from outside Cebu that will be caught entering the seawaters of the province will be stopped and the sea vessel will be impounded. Aside from that, the vessel’s owner will…

Bohol bars entry of passenger ships in ports

Alven Marie Timtim, Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/14/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Passenger ships will no longer be permitted to enter and dock in any port in Bohol starting Monday, March 16, 2020, because the province is placed under community quarantine. The Philippine Coast Guard…

Ship from China allowed to reprovision in Negros Occ.; Captain, 20 crewmen have no coronavirus symptoms

Florence Baesa 02/06/2020

  DUMAGUETE CITY, Philippines — A ship that came from Zhoushan, China was only allowed to drop anchor on February 6, 2020 in Negros Occidental waters to reprovision and after this had been done, was asked to…

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