Tugboat catches fire in Cebu City waters

Morexette Marie Erram 10/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines (UPDATED)—A tugboat owned and operated by a roll-on, roll-off company caught fire while sailing along Cebu South Channel on Monday, October 26, 2020.  Reports from the Philippine Coast Guard in Cebu (PCG-Cebu) said the…

Storm winds cause tugboat to run aground in Lawis Ledge; 10 rescued

Nestle L. Semilla 12/22/2017

A BOAT captain and his crew of nine people escaped unharmed after they were rescued by the Coast Guard when their tugboat pulling a barge loaded with scrap metal was blown off course by the strong winds…

Tugboat runs aground off Talisay City, Cebu

Jessa Mae O. Sotto, Nestle L. Semilla 12/22/2017

CEBU CITY—A tugboat towing a barge loaded with scrap metal ran aground in Lawis Ledge in Talisay City, Cebu on Friday morning. Philippines Coast Guard (PCG)-Cebu Station Commander Jerome Cayabyab said he received a phone call from…

MARINA suspends operation of 3 vessels involved in Saturday’s collision

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/20/2017

CEBU CITY–The Maritime Industry Authority in Central Visayas (Marina-7) has grounded the three vessels involved in the mishap that left 58 passengers wounded on Saturday. MV St. Braquiel of 2Go Shipping, SMC Barge No. 8 of San…

Tide, broken pumps bar ship recovery

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/18/2016

The strong tide and malfunctioning ballast pumps kept a salvor company from moving the stranded Panamanian vessel MV Belle Rose away from Monad Shoal at Malapascua Island in Daanbantayan town, northern Cebu yesterday. Noel Kimmayong, marine superintendent…

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