PCG’s Task Force Kaligtasan sa Karagatan to boost security in Philippine waters

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) launched Task Force Kaligtasan sa Karagatan on Monday to help boost maritime law enforcement. Vice Admiral Artemio Abu, Rear Admiral Joseph Coyme, and Commodore Charlie Rance will lead the task force, which will include 19 task groups from across all PCG districts. The task force was established under Republic Act 9993,… Continue reading PCG’s Task Force Kaligtasan sa Karagatan to boost security in Philippine waters

PCG transports COVID-19 positive passenger to designated isolation facility in Zamboanga del Norte

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One inbound passenger with a positive RT-PCR test result was apprehended by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) District Southwestern Mindanao at the Port of Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Upon arrival of the subject passenger / RoRo vessel from Dumaguete City, inbound passengers were properly profiled and checked by PCG and… Continue reading PCG transports COVID-19 positive passenger to designated isolation facility in Zamboanga del Norte

2 PCG acquired massive Japanese-built ships to arrive this 2022

The first of two 94-meter multirole response vessels (MMRVs) acquired by the Department of Transportation for the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has just been launched at Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.’s Shimonoseki Shipyard. As the largest vessels in the PCG’s fleet, modeled after Japan’s own coast guard vessels, the two will be a formidable force. The… Continue reading 2 PCG acquired massive Japanese-built ships to arrive this 2022

PCG forces Chinese Navy ship away from Marie Louise Bank in West Philippine Sea

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A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) patrol ship chased a Chinese Navy destroyer away from the Marie Louise Bank, which is located 147 nautical miles off the coast of El Nido, Palawan. The PCG said in a Facebook post on Monday that on July 13 in Marie Louise Bank in the West Philippine Sea, BRP Cabra… Continue reading PCG forces Chinese Navy ship away from Marie Louise Bank in West Philippine Sea

Fisherman are not prohibited from entering Bajo de Masinloc — PCG

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Fishermen are authorized to continue fishing in and near Bajo de Masinloc, better known as the Scarborough Shoal, according to a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) official on Wednesday. Commodore Armando Balilo, a PCG spokesperson, said during a press conference in Malacañang that the PCG has not received any recent reports of fisherfolk being denied admission to… Continue reading Fisherman are not prohibited from entering Bajo de Masinloc — PCG

JTG Taal guarantees that troops are ready to respond to disasters

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines reactivated Joint Task Group Taal (JTG Taal) with a series of activities to ensure readiness and preparedness of its troops for prompt and sustained disaster response operations (DRO) and to assist local government units (LGUs) in Batangas that will be directly impacted by the possible eruption of Taal Volcano. The… Continue reading JTG Taal guarantees that troops are ready to respond to disasters

Navy rescues passengers and crew of a distressed boat in Basilan

The Naval Forces Western Mindanao aided in the quick rescue of people from a stricken boat in the waters off Basilan on January 13, 2021. Mr. Reymar Wee, of Tubig Putih, Luuk, Sulu, called the Naval Task Group Sulu to report an incident involving his motor launch in the waters off Lampinigan Island, Isabela City,… Continue reading Navy rescues passengers and crew of a distressed boat in Basilan

PCG plans to construct stations on the Island of Calayan

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) intends to construct facilities on Calayan Island, Cagayan, to boost maritime law enforcement, defense, search and rescue, and environmental protection not only in northern Luzon, but also in the West Philippine Sea. In a Facebook post on Friday, the PCG stated that PCG stations and/or sub-stations will be built on… Continue reading PCG plans to construct stations on the Island of Calayan

PCG gets ready for Typhoon Vicky; DRGs ready fully prepared for evacuation, relief operating

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In the wake of tropical depression, #VickyPH, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has ramped up its preparations to ensure that all deployable response groups (DRGs) in affected areas are ready for evacuation and relief operations, in coordination with local government units (LGUs) and respective Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices (MDRRMOs). Admiral George V. Ursabia… Continue reading PCG gets ready for Typhoon Vicky; DRGs ready fully prepared for evacuation, relief operating