Paghahanap sa Mahigit 300 Nawawalang Mangingisda sa Gensan, Nagpapatuloy — PCG

admin   •   December 12, 2012   •   2734

Si Task Force Maritime Search and Rescue Gensan Spokesperson Lt. Commander Lued Lincuna ng Philippine Navy, habang ipinapakita ang graph ng location ng Search and Rescue operation ng Navy at Coast Guard sa apektadong lugar ng Typhoon Bopha o Bagyong Pablo sa General Santos City, nitong Martes, December 11, 2012. (UNTV / PHOTOVILLE International / Ritchie Tongo)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines — Patuloy pa rin ang ginagawang paghahanap ng Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) sa mahigit 300 mangingisdang nawawala sa General Santos City sa kasagsagan ng pananalasa ng bagyong Pablo noong nakaraang linggo.

Ayon kay TF Maritime Search and Rescue-Gensan Spokesman Lt. Commander Lued Lincuna, nakasentro ngayon ang kanilang paghahanap sa East coast ng Bagagangga, Miangas at Balut, na posibleng lokasyon ng mga fishing boat at ng mga nawawalang mangingisda.

“Ipagpapatuloy po natin ang operation, search and rescue, mag-uutilize din po tayo ng dalawang aircraft para dun, tuloy-tuloy pa rin po ang search and rescue natin sa area ng mga victim ng super typhoon Pablo”

Sa pinakahuling tala ng Task Force Search and Rescue-Gensan, nasa 35 mangingisda na ang na-rescue, 6 ang kumpirmadong patay at 342 nanatiling missing, habang 48 fishing boat pa rin ang pinaghahanap at wala pa ring komunikasyon. (Ritchie Tongo & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

PH Coast Guard commissions new helicopter to service

Robie de Guzman   •   June 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has commissioned into service one of its two new Airbus H145 light twin-engine helicopters.

In a statement, the PCG said its Commandant, Vice Admiral George Ursabia graced the “simple and private ceremony” on Thursday at the Coast Guard Aviation Force Hangar in the Domestic Airport Complex.

The PCG said the new air asset from Germany is a four-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter equipped with high-frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, and searchlight.

It is also equipped with electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol, and maritime law enforcement.

The PCG said that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the new helicopter is being utilized in transporting personal protective equipment (PPE) sets and medical supplies in various cities and provinces across the country to support the nationwide battle for public health and safety.

Stranded whale rescued in Bagac, Bataan

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 19, 2020

A stranded pilot whale was rescued along the coastal waters of a private beach resort in Bagac, Bataan on Monday (June 15).

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) rescued the short-finned whale and immediately brought her to a nearby lagoon. Upon evaluation, the pilot whale was found to be weak and under stress. It is approximately three meters in length.

“The concerned veterinarian provided her with anti-stress antibiotics and took blood samples to further determine her health condition,” the PCG said in a post.

The PCG said they will continue to monitor the whale until full recovery before releasing it back into the ocean. AAC

Chinese-registered dredger runs aground off Zambales – PCG

Robie de Guzman   •   June 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Thursday said it has deployed a response team to conduct a survey and inspection operations on a dredger that ran aground off the coast of Botolan, Zambales.

The PCG said the Chinese-registered dredger, MV Zhong Hai 69 Alfa, was grounded last Sunday, June 14 approximately 200 meters off Barangay Bangan.

The survey and inspection conducted by the PCG response team showed that the vessel’s engine room and its compartments have been flooded with seawater.

The team, however, assured there are no signs of oil leaking from the grounded dredger.

The PCG-Zambales said the operator of the ship, Z2K Resources Inc., has pledged to procure additional bilge pumps to be used in the dewatering of the flooded vessel.

PCG Commandant Vice-Admiral George Ursabia Jr. assured that the salvage of the grounded dredger will be strictly supervised by the PCG and that there will be continuous monitoring of the situation.

“The PCG remains on top of the situation. We do not want to add another burden to the current crisis we are facing. Most of all, we do not want the local residents in the area to bear the negative consequences of this situation, especially with the possible harm it can cause to the local marine environment,” Ursabia said.

The PCG is now working round-the-clock to supervise the salvaging of the dredger, he added.

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