PCG units prepare for evacuations, rescue operations, relief missions amid Typhoon Odette


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In conjunction with local government entities, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Commandant CG Admiral Leopoldo V. Laroya has directed District, Station, and Sub-Station Commanders in regions that will be directly affected by Typhoon Odette to prepare for evacuations, rescue operations, and relief missions.

As the severe tropical storm is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, CG Admiral Laroya specifically instructed Coast Guard units in the Caraga and Western Visayas regions to activate their deployable response groups (DRGs) and quick response teams (QRTs) and inspect available search and rescue (SAR) assets and equipment.

In an alert message sent to concerned Coast Guard officers, Laroya said, “Let us monitor closely and coordinate proactively to ensure the safety of lives so we could all celebrate Christmas with our families and loved ones.”

All PCG vessels that are ‘ready to sail’ have been ordered to take cover in accordance with the aforementioned regulation. Within the next several hours, station and sub-station commanders in the impacted areas will issue appropriate maritime safety advisories to fishermen, ship crews, and other maritime stakeholders.

Meanwhile, PCG units in areas not directly affected by Typhoon Odette have been tasked with assisting the PCG Auxiliary in repacking food, medical supplies, hygiene kits, and other relief items so that humanitarian aid can be sent quickly to communities devastated by the catastrophic tropical storm.

“We all know the drill. I am confident that our men and women will be able to serve our fellow kababayans with patriotism, compassion, and fear of God. Let us all pray for the safety of our first responders so they could serve those who are in need,” Laroya further said.


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