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  • 6 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Japanese shipbuilder Japan Marine United Corporation launched the Philipine Coast Guard’s first multi role response vessel (MRRV) last May. The launching and naming ceremony was held at the Isogo Works Yokohama Shipyard in Yokohama, Japan and was attended by Philippine Coast Guard officials. The first 44-meter vessel was named “Tubbataha”, after one of the lighthouses in the […]

  • 10 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has concluded an agreement with the Republic of the Philippines to construct two multi-role response vessels (MRRVs). These vessels will be built at Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works and are scheduled to be delivered to the Philippine Coast Guard in 2022. With a length […]

  • 27 September 2018

    Philippine Coast Guard has become Philippines’ first operator of the H145 helicopter after ordering one unit for its operations. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is equipped with high-frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and law […]

  • 15 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard’s future offshore patrol vessel BRP Gabriela Silang has passed its first sea trials, the French shipbuilder in charge of delivering the vessel announced. The milestone was achieved three months after the OPV was launched by OCEA at its Les Sables d’Olonne site. Hailed as the world’s largest aluminium OPV by the […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy divers and Philippine Coast Guard Special Operations Group (PCGSOG) members took part in a combined information exchange and diving survey on the sunken vessel MV Captain Ufuk in Manila Bay’s South Harbor this week. This exchange focused on ship salvage techniques, diving operations, side scan sonar, remotely-operated vehicle operations, damage control, de-watering, as well as […]

  • 12 November 2019

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received a 15-meter patrol boat and an x-ray inspection machine from the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines. The handover ceremony was held at the PCG National Headquarters on November 11, 2019. As explained, the patrol boat and the x-ray inspection machine are aimed at further enhancing maritime safety, […]

  • 28 January 2015

    Philippine Coast Guard rescued 11 people off Roxas City, the Philippines, after their vessel capsized. On January 24 the vessel, MBca Vickey, which was sailing towards Banica Wharf, encountered strong winds and rough seas. The personnel of Coast Guard Sub-Station (CGSS) Banica responded to the incident and rescued the passengers. The capsized vessel was towed to Banica […]

  • 18 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Philippine Coast Guard has formally received the first multi-role response vessel BRP Tubbataha from the Japan government today after it arrived at South Harbor in Manila. The 44-meter vessel was named after lighthouse Tubbataha which is located in Tubbataha Marine National Park, Palawan. She departed Japan on August 11 with two Philippine Coast Guard officers and ten […]

  • 22 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    French shipbuilder Ocea has completed construction works on the final two Boracay-class FPB 72 MKII fast patrol boats for the Philippine Coast Guard. The company informed that the final two of four boats – Malamawi and Kalanggaman – were loaded onto a cargo vessel going to Subic on October 16, 2018. The two first units, Boracay and Panglao, […]

  • 26 December 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has welcomed its newest offshore patrol vessel, BRP Gabriela Silang.  The change of flag ceremony for the 83-meter newbuild was held in Saint Nazaire, France, on December 18, 2019. It follows the OPV-8301’s successful completion of sea trials. The OPV is scheduled to depart from France on December 30 and […]

  • 16 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    French shipbuilder OCEA is ready to launch the 84-meter offshore patrol vessel OPV 270 for the Philippines Coast Guard at its Les Sables d’Olonne site on July 17. The shipbuilder says the vessel is the “largest aluminium OPV built in the world”. It is built under a contract from late 2017, which included construction of […]

  • 15 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750) and vessels from the Philippine Coast Guard conducted joint search-and-rescue exercises at sea, west of Manila, May 14. The Bertholf, a 418-foot National Security Cutter based in Alameda, California, trained with the Philippine Coast Guard patrol vessels BRP Batangas and BRP Kalanggaman on small boat search-and-rescue tactics during […]

  • 27 July 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    ‘Panglao’ – the Philippine Coast Guard’s second FPB 72 MKII fast patrol boat – has been loaded in Saint-Nazaire, France, and is ready for delivery. The first boat in the class – Boracay – was loaded for delivery to the Philippines early June. Built by French shipbuilder Ocea, Panglao is one of four 24-meter patrol boats […]

  • 29 August 2014

    Nine passengers were successfully rescued by the elements of Philippine Coast Guard from a distressed motor boat in El Nido, Palawan last Friday, August 22.   Lady Chen motor boat reportedly left Brgy. Barunganan, Linapacan, Palawan around 8:00 of the same day but encountered engine trouble three hours later while enroute to Taytay, Palawan. The […]

  • 8 August 2013

    Eleven passengers, two of whom had to be rushed to a hospital due to dog bites, were successfully rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Cuyo from a distressed motor boat one nautical mile from Cuyo Pier in Palawan. The incident was reported to CGS Cuyo last Monday, on 5 August. According to […]

  • 11 September 2018

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is bracing for Super Typhoon Mangkhut which is expected to reach the country by the middle of this week. The coast guard has alerted its districts and stations in Northern and Central Luzon to brace for the possible effects of the tropical storm, forecasted to develop into a super typhoon […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received two more Boracay-class fast patrol boats (FPB) newbuilds built in France. The FPB 72 MKII boats arrived at Subic Port on December 6, 2018, the coast guard said. The two units will be commissioned in the PCG service as BRP Malamawi (FPB 2403) and BRP Kalanggaman (FPB 2404). Featuring […]

  • 16 January 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Philippines Coast Guard has contracted French shipbuilder OCEA for the delivery of four 24-meter patrol boats and one 84-meter offshore patrol vessel, the French company announced on January 8. According to the French shipbuilder, the smaller boats will be based on the company’s FPB 72 MKII design while the larger patrol vessel will be based […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Training & Education

    Three foreign nationals were rescued by the personnel of Coast Guard Station El Nido and the Philippine Navy immediately after receiving a distress alert from a motor yacht that went dead on water 35NM southwest off Malampaya gas field, Palawan. According to Coast Guard Action Center, the United Kingdom registered M/Y Simone sent a distress […]

  • 8 April 2013
    Training & Education

    Elements of Coast Guard Station (CGS) Basco is searching for a reported missing fisherman onboard his non-motorized banca at the vicinity waters of Diura, Mahatao, Batanes yesterday, 07 April. The incident was reported by his wife, Teresita Carzon, who disclosed that his husband Artemio Carzon, 58 years old and resident of Brgy Uyoy, Mahatao, Batanes […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The United States Coast Guard (USCG) together with the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) this coming Monday will once again hold a joint maritime enforcement curriculum development course as part of the agency’s aim to prioritize maritime security in the country. Coast Guard commandant Rear Admiral Rodolfo Isorena said that the training will greatly enhance the […]

  • 17 April 2013
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to further reinforce, sustain and institutionalize the partnership between the two agencies aboard Headquarters Philippine Coast Guard Function Hall today, 16 April 2013. Likewise, the first batch of PCG sponsored PMMA cadets, composed of twenty-four (24) Second Class […]

  • 10 April 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Gabriela Silang (OPV-8301), Philippine Coast Guard’s new aluminum hull offshore patrol vessel (OPV), arrived at the Manila Bay Anchorage Area on April 7.  The newbuild was welcomed by Airbus helicopter 1452, fixed wing aircraft, PCG Islander 251, multi-role response vessels BRP Tubbataha and BRP Malabrigo from Japan, fast patrol boat BRP Kalanggaman from France, and […]

  • 10 September 2018

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has received its second FPB 72 MKII fast patrol boat newbuilding. The 24-meter boat arrived at the Subic Port, Zambales, on September 3, 2018. Built by French shipbuilder Ocea, the patrol boat will be named BRP Panglao and will be commissioned together with BRP Boracay — the first boat in the […]

  • 4 May 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) vessel PLH22 Yashima docked at South Harbor, Manila on May 3 for the 5th Joint Maritime Law Enforcement (MARLEN) Exercise together with the Philippine Coast Guard. The joint exercise on combating piracy and armed robbery at sea will take place off San Antonio, Cavite City, on May 06. PLH22 Yashima will participate in […]

  • 9 May 2013

    A motor launch was apprehended by a Coast Guard personnel after it was towed from its grounding position at the vicinity waters of Honday Bay Pier in Palawan last 06 May. According to reports, ML Jocshan accidentally ran aground on top of a large shoal while trying to maneuver its way out of the Pier. […]

  • 8 February 2011

    The Philippine National Red Cross, Philippine Coast Guard, and the Philippine Marines rescue personnel held on Thursday, February 3 a cross… [mappress] Source: pia , February 8, 2011; [mappress] Source: , February 8, 2011; Image:

  • 2 August 2011

    A total of one hundred sixty eight (168) passengers and crew of MV Asia Malaysia were rescued before the vessel was reportedly sunk at vicinity four (4) nautical miles Southeast off Culasi, Panay Island around 8:50 in the morning of July 31, 2011. Based on the report, MV Asia Malaysia departed Port of Cebu around […]

  • 19 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The Coast Guard Weapons, Communications, Electronics and Information System Service (CGWCEISS) celebrated its 11th Anniversary on 12 March 2013 at its Headquarters, with Philippine Coast Guard Commandant, RADM Rodolfo D Isorena PCG as the keynote speaker. The momentous occasion was highlighted by the turn-over of the PCG Small Arms Familiarization Manual to Coast Guard Education […]