MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Tuesday said it has retrieved a body floating in the water off a village in Binangonan, Rizal.
In a message posted on Facebook, the PCG said the body was found on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the vicinity waters off Batasin Area, Sitio Wawa in Barangay Libis.
The body has yet to be identified by authorities.
The PCG also did not say whether the body was of a male or a female.
The PCG said personnel from the Coast Guard Sub-Station in Talim Island conducted the search and retrieval operations, with the help of two barangay officials, following a report from a concerned citizen.
The body was brought to a nearby funeral home following investigation in Binangonan Pritil wharf.
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) immediately dispatched BRP Boracay to help in the fire incident involving a Philippine-registered cargo vessel, MV Moreta Venture southwest off Marikaban Island in Batangas around 4:53 a.m. Monday (July 20).
Commodore Leovigildo Panopio of the PCG-Southern Tagalog reported that there was no casualty in the incident.
The fire was immediately contained and declared fire out at around 8:00 a.m.
BRP Boracay (FPB-2401) was berthed in Sta. Clara, Batangas City when the PCG Command Center received a distress call from said cargo vessel.
Said cargo vessel, which is now dead on the water and drifting, will be towed to the nearest port for safety.
The PCG is now coordinating with the nearest tugboat in the vicinity waters for assistance.
The Philippine Coast Guard has filed a complaint against AC Energy, Inc. and its executives for the oil spill in Iloilo City last July 3.
The PCG filed the complaint at the Iloilo Provincial Prosecutor’s Office for violation of Section 107 of Republic Act 8550 or the Fisheries Code.
Based on the initial investigation of the PCG, they saw sufficient evidence to prove the negligence of the thermal energy firm.
If proven guilty, there will be an initial fine of P300,000 or up to P500,000 for damage. The company might also face suspension or closure.
“The PCG, as a law enforcement body in marine environmental protection, will ensure that the failure of one company serves as a relevant lesson to others. We need everyone’s cooperation to protect and conserve our limited marine resources,” said PCG Commandant Vice-Admiral George V. Ursabia Jr.
The Iloilo oil spill caused contamination in some coastal areas in the city and 23 affected communities. Around 400 families were displaced and marine organisms were damaged.
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