PCG recognizes bravery of coast guard who saved over 50 lives
Aileen Cerrudo • November 19, 2019 • 177
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has recognized Petty Officer Third Class (PO3) Ralph Barajan for his bravery in saving over 50 lives after the MV Siargao Princess sank off Sibonga, Cebu on November 7.
PO3 Barajan received a plaque of recognition and a cash incentive from the Office of Presidential Adviser for the Visayas Secretary Michael Lloyd Diño and the whole Central Visayan region.
“Diño said that Barajan’s bravery serves as an inspiration to the young generation to be selfless and be of service to others,” according to the Facebook post of the PCG.
Meanwhile, Commodore Ronnie Gavan also received an award for the PCG for its consistent, timely, and effective response to maritime emergencies resulting in zero casualties in the region.—AAC
MANILA, Philippines – More than 6,000 passengers were left stranded in various ports in the country as typhoon ‘Tisoy’ (international name: Kammuri) continues to dump rains in parts of Luzon and the Visayas.
Based on the monitoring of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), as of 8 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 3), a total of 6,523 passengers were stranded in various port terminals in Central Visayas, Southern Tagalog, Western Visayas, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Southern Visayas.
Operations of a total 1,611 rolling cargoes, 127 vessels, and 63 motorbancas were also temporarily suspended due to the inclement weather condition.
Around 247 vessels and 142 motorbancas, meanwhile, took shelter as of Tuesday morning.
The PCG also posted photos on its Facebook page on its efforts to evacuate residents from coastal areas as ‘Tisoy’ continues to pummel parts of the country.
Among those evacuated were some residents from Isla Puting Bato in Tondo, Manila.
Some 2,000 residents from municipalities of Buhi and Caramoan in Camarines Sur were also evacuated.
Meanwhile, the PCG reiterated its advisory that no vessel will be allowed to sail when a tropical cyclone warning signal is raised in an area due to big waves and strong winds brought about by the typhoon.
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