BOC seizes Liberian-flagged vessel in Bohol Sea

Adrian Parungao 05/05/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Customs (BOC) said on Saturday that it apprehended a Liberian-flagged vessel in the Bohol Sea. According to the BOC, the ship, which was seized on Friday, had been drifting and loitering…

Bantay Dagat tells fisherfolks, fish dealers to register their gears, vessels

Kim Ablaña 03/20/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An official of Cebu City’s Bantay Dagat Commission (BDC) is urging fisherfolks and fish dealers to comply with the mandatory registration of their fishing vessels and gears. Lawyer Ernesto Jose Rama, the BDC…

Chan questions resumption of vessel dismantling works in Punta Engaño

Futch Anthony Inso 03/10/2024

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – The cease and desist order (CDO) that Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard Chan issued against the dismantling of a ship that got stuck on the shores of Sitio Jansen in Barangay Punta Engano has…

China tells PH to ‘stop making provocations at sea’

Charie Abarca 10/23/2023

MANILA, Philippines — China has expressed “strong dissatisfaction” and “firm opposition” to the Philippines’ condemnation of the recent ramming incident in the West Philippine Sea.  In a statement, the Chinese Embassy said Deputy Chief of Mission Zhou…

Bongbong Marcos tells PCG to probe vessel collision in Ayungin Shoal

Jean Mangaluz 10/23/2023

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday told the Philippine Coast Guard to investigate the collision between Chinese and Philippine vessels in Ayungin Shoal. According to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), Marcos led a…

PH frigates get French antitorpedo defense systems

Dexter Cabalza - Reporter 09/08/2023

The country’s two Jose Rizal-class missile frigates have become more battle-ready after they were equipped with a French-made antitorpedo defense system. In a statement, the French defense contractor Naval Group said it finished installing the Contralto antitorpedo reaction…

50 rescued after passenger vessel tilts off Romblon shoreline

Faith Argosino 07/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Fifty people were rescued from a roll-on-roll-off (ro-ro) vessel early Sunday morning after it tilted on its side near the Banton, Romblon shoreline, according to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). According to PCG, 50…

Prioritize vessels for disaster response over submarines — Escudero

Beatrice Pinlac 05/09/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Francis Escudero on Tuesday said that the government must  set aside its plan to purchase submarines and instead augment the country’s inventory of boats for disaster response and relief. Escudero made the remark…

Vessel catches fire in Lapu-Lapu City — PCG

Dale G. Israel, John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 04/28/2023

Updated at 8:27 p.m. MANILA, Philippines — An abandoned cargo vessel caught fire near the coast of Barangay Punta Engaño in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu on Friday, April 28, the Philippine Coast Guard said. “The Philippine Coast Guard responds…

Many still searching for kin after ferry fire

Julie Alipala - Reporter / @alipalajulieINQ 04/01/2023

ZAMBOANGA CITY — Michelle Chico, 23, and her sister Carmelita, 41, were traveling aboard MV Lady Mary Joy 3 on Wednesday with her 2-year-old niece, Angelica, who was making her first trip to the family’s hometown of…

Salvor team extracts 30K liters of diesel from capsized ship’s fuel tank

Benjie Talisic 06/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A team from a salvor company has already extracted diesel fuel on the starboard (right) side tank of the M/V Eva Mary Grace, a cargo vessel that capsized on June 25 at the…

Sotto: Philippine boat not sunk by Chinese vessel

06/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III believes that the Philippine fishing boat “was not sunk” by a Chinese vessel. On Monday, Sotto shared a Coast Guard expert’s opinion on the June 9 incident where…

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