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Tens of thousands travel by sea this Holy Week

Penitents flagellate themselves while another carries a wooden cross as part of Lenten observance in Angeles City, Pampanga province, north of Manila on April 17, 2014.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Tens of thousands of Filipino sea travellers were recorded in various ports across the country on Good Friday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) tweeted.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Coast Guard on bay patrol for Holy Week

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In anticipation of the crowd expected to flock to Manila Bay during Holy Week despite a ban on swimming in its polluted waters, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said it would deploy divers and other rescue personnel to ensure the safety of bathers.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Specialized Coast Guard base to rise in Capiz

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A first of its kind, a specialized Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) base for responding to maritime disasters in Visayas will soon rise in a Capiz municipality.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Warning vs water accidents

Tourists sit on the edge a swimming pool at the Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa hotel on Karon beach on the Thai resort island of Phuket on February 18, 2012 after more than 30 people were rushed to hospital earlier in the day after a chlorine leak at one of the hotel's swimming pool.  AFP PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has advised people living in coastal barangays (villages) to keep an eye on their children as it expressed alarm over the number of drowning and near-drowning incidents in those communities.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Coast Guard on alert ahead of Holy Week

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Stressing the need to ensure safety of sea travel for thousands of Filipinos heading for the provinces to observe the Holy Week, the top commander of the Philippine Coast Guard has placed on “heightened alert” its 11 districts, 70 stations and 274 detachments nationwide.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Patrol boats from Japan to start arriving in 2015

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard prepare the fiber glass boat for Typhoon Labuyo at Pier 13 of Manila South Harbor in Manila.   PHOTO BY RICHARD A. REYES

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) expects delivery of two to three of 10 brand-new multi-role patrol boats from Japan by the third quarter of 2015, according to the PCG spokesman.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Storm damages boat; 21 saved

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Twenty-one persons, including 14 foreigners, were rescued from a motorized boat that had damaged one of its outriggers off Cauayan town in Negros Occidental near midnight on Friday, the Philippine Coast Guard said Saturday.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Over 1,000 stranded in Central Visayas ports due to ‘Caloy’

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More than 1, 000 passengers were stranded Saturday in Central Visyas due to tropical depression “Caloy,” the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

21 rescued from damaged boat

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Twenty-one persons, including 14 foreigners, were rescued from a motorized boat off Cauayan town in Negros Occidental near midnight Friday after one of the vessel’s outriggers broke, the Philippine Coast Guard said Saturday.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Two Americans rescued from grounded ship near Tubbataha

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Local fishermen rescue two foreign crew of a yacht that ran aground near Tubbataha Reef. PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD

The Philippine Coastguard (PCG) has rescued two Americans aboard a yacht from Palau which ran aground the Tubbataha Reef in Palawan.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PCG has yet to name ship that rammed boat

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The Philippine Coast Guard has yet to identify the Manila-bound cargo vessel that reportedly collided with the Navotas-based fishing boat Dan Israel-G on Wednesday night three nautical miles off Ternate, Cavite, leaving four fishermen dead and three others missing.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Death toll in Cavite boat mishap up to 4

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The death toll in the sinking of a fishing boat that was broad-sided by a still unidentified cargo vessel off Cavite on Wednesday night rose to four after rescuers found two more bodies at the accident site.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Army scores ‘3-peat’ in Seasports fest

The Philippine Army won the men’s open plum for the third straight year while the Philippine Coast Guard and the Air Force dominated the dragon boat races for the women’s small boat and mixed open categories in the 2014 Manila Bay Seasports Festival.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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