The general cargo ship ‘Andrea Princess 2’ caught a fire while anchored off Cebu, Philippines, on April 22, according to data provided by the Philippine Coast Guard. The Coast Guard District Central Visayas (CGDCV), with two multi-role response vessels, successfully put out the fire.
Philippine Coast Guard
According to the Philippines Coast Guard a crewmember from the foreign merchant vessel ‘Grande Progreso’ allegedly fell in the sea off Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental while underway enroute to Brazil last January 15, 2019. The missing crew member is identified as Mr Dominador Calot Fuentes III, 33 years old and resident of Brgy Baliangao.
On January 7, the cruise ship ‘Forever Lucky’ ran aground in Sulu sea northeast of Cagayancillo, Cagayancillo island, Palawan province, Philippines, while en route from Bataan to General Santos for repairs, according to local sources. Until January 12, the vessel was monitored by the Philippine Coast Guard for possible oil leak.
The Philippines Coast Guard is inspecting the vessel ‘LCT Islander-10’, which ran aground at on July 8. The ship was carrying 25,969 liters of diesel fuel without cargo onboard, while three holes were spotted it its hull. As a result the Coast Guard is inspecting for possible oil spill.
On Saturday 9th June 2018, the Captain and crewmembers of the Wallem-managed vessel the ‘KSL Seoul’ rescued six fishermen after their boat was involved in an accident and it was capsized. ‘KSL Seoul’ was sailing through the Mindoro Strait heading to Port Walcott in West Australia when they spotted the capsized fishing boat,
The Philippine Department of Transportation inaugurated the Philippine Coast Guard’s first Vessel Traffic Management System, in a ceremony on 12 February. The system composed of VTMS Control Center and three Radar Stations to have full coverage of vessel movements and to prevent congestion along Cebu-Mactan Channel.
A Philippine ferry carrying 251 people was capsized, near Philipines’ capital Manila, on Thursday 21 of December, because of bad weather. As a result, four people lost their lives, seven are missing, while 240 passengers were rescued.
The Philippine National Police and six survivors have filed criminal charges against the owner, captain and crew of the ferry M/B Kim Nirvana-B
The PCG in Bredco apprehends two cargo vessels for leaving port without clearance
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) urged the shipping owners and operators to implement he proposed “airline ticketing system” after the reported overloading incidents in the ports of Zamboanga City and Basilan at the peak of the Christmas exodus last week, the Sunstar Manila reports.
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